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Started by Woolly Bugger, September 13, 2020, 08:28:51 AM
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Quote from: Woolly Bugger on August 08, 2023, 10:01:03 AMLook at a moth — and find a wonder that's been waiting all alongThink of a monarch butterfly flying near flowers in your backyard on a summer day. Now think of a moth circling a lamp. Which caught your attention? If you said the butterfly, you're probably not alone. But you're missing out.Guests are not allowed to view images in posts, please Register or LoginAs a lepidopterist, I am here to tell you that moths are woefully underappreciated, despite their importance to the environment. Their sheer numbers only begin to speak to their relevance: One in 10 described species of organisms on Earth is a moth, and a recent study from the University of Sussex in Britain showed that moths are more efficient pollinators than bees. They serve as main dietary sources for bats (when moths aren't jamming their sonar) and birds (96 percent of songbirds rely on them for food). Moths also contribute directly to our lives; they produce silk that we use for our clothing, for example. Did you know that the worm in a bottle of tequila is also a moth caterpillar?https://wapo.st/3QAUZ21
Quote from: Onslow on September 09, 2023, 10:03:12 AMIt feels like we're at the cusp of another 2008. Will the next recession be worse? It is not jobs, stupid. It is credit default!....The Trump/Covid/Biden spending orgy hangover is upon us.