A house in Australia harbored more than 400 moths and butterflies, and hundreds of other species, including ones never documented before.
Rather than throw its old head cases away, the gum leaf skeletonizer wears them like a hat to protect itself from predators.
The extra legs caterpillars have appear have origins in the primitive crustaceans that insects evolved from during the Ordovician period over 400 million years ago.
Scientists have discovered proteins in the caterpillars' venom that fold up "like a little donut" to punch holes in the victim's cells, delivering extremely potent pain signals to the brain.
With colors ranging from candy pinks to golds and sometimes possessing wingspans as big as a bird's, moths are a fascinating group. Ecologist Tim Blackburn tells Live Science about the incredible, hidden world of moths.
A gigantic moth that is almost never seen by humans was recently found on a building site at a school in Australia.
A moth that looks like it crawled out of a shadowy underworld is freaking out Facebook users, including some who are wondering whether the creature in the post is even real.
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