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Moth Loves Tobacco, Booze, Good Times

Posted by Richard Conniff on September 11, 2015


This photo appears in The Guardian‘s selection “This Week in Wildlife” and the caption pretty well says it all:

Nature lovers hope to attract the huge convolvulus hawk-moth to their gardens with tobacco and alcohol. The moths like to feed on the nectar of tobacco plants and wine-soaked ropes

Photograph: Keith Baldie/PA

I think they mean Agrius convolvuli, found at all the best spots from Europe to Australia (sometimes in a state of advanced dissipation).


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