Hawk moth on natural flower

Hawk moth on natural flower

A hawk moth in mid wing stroke unrolls its proboscis to feed from a Nicotiana flower. These agile moths hover in midair and track flower movements at up to 10 times a second even in light levels as dim a starlight. To stay aloft, they capture vortices of air on their wings. (Credit: Megan Matthews)

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Life Sciences and Biology, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
hawk moth, flower, physics of living systems
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Draft
  • Created On: Sep 19, 2017 - 4:34pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 4:34pm