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Moths work the night shift

June 2, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

SPINX MOTHS are big, almost as big as a hummingbird. They are pretty to watch. They also sound, at close range, like a hummingbird due to the fast action of its wings. And if one wants to watch them, a flashlight at night in the flower garden is where one has be. Listen carefully for the buzzing sound of air off this insects wings. In North America, there at least 144 different species of sphinx moths. That is impressive. Of course not all of these critters live in Iowa. I'm just glad that we have this neat animal in our environment.



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