Hawkmoths See Humidity
Written by Bob & Barbara Kipfer, June 18, 2012
Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist
Hawk moths of the Sphingidae family tend to feed nocturnally, a strategy which may protect them from daytime predators but which makes finding nectar sources more challenging. They have the unique ability among nectar feeding insects, shared with hover flies, of being able to hover in place for a few seconds before heading off to the next flower. Most hawk moths are nocturnal or crepuscular feeders (i.e. active feeders in twilight at dawn and dusk).
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