Have you ever watched a moth breathe?
Or looked so long and carefully at one dangling from a tree branch that it actually seemed to disappear?
To be perfectly candid, I never had until quite recently.
Most of my past Lepidoptera indulgences were focused on the butterflies, with little to no attention paid to the moths, their so-called “plain clothes cousins.” A few weeks ago, though, National Moth Week notices started catching my attention on social media and science communication news feeds. So I paid a bit more attention during the last few weeks of our field season, and what a wonderland I found!
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