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Got Nectar? To Hawkmoths, Humidity is a Cue

May 29, 2012

moth probing flower Research led by a University of Arizona entomologist recently discovered humidity emanating from a flower's nectar stores tells a moth if the flower is worth a visit.  The finding, they say, is one of evolution's greatest success stories. Full Story

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