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Moth Loves Tobacco, Booze, Good Times

Posted by Richard Conniff on September 11, 2015

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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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