Nachtshmetterlinge (night butterflies) aka moth
March 05 2015
Did you know that there are at least 150,000 different species of moth? Contrary to their reputation as night creatures, many moths are day fliers. Did you know that many moths don’t eat as adults? Moth known as the Luna Moth or Indian Moon moth does not even have a mouth. It lives on food stored in its body from the caterpillar stage. Life span for the Luna moth is about a week. Other moths can live up to 2 or 3 weeks. Did you also know that the finest quality silk is produced by Saturniidae and Bombycidae species of moth? Yes, that silkworm is a moth caterpillar. Pretty cool, eh?