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Luna Moth Antenna

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By Diohio


Luna Moth Antenna

Close up of a male Luna moth's antenna. The male has much larger antennae than females because it's the antennae that detect pheromones emitted by females. The female is said to "call in" a male with her pheromones. The male can "smell" these pheromones from miles away.



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Truly amazing shot! The antennae are just like copper ferns.

23 Mar, 2008

 

Beautiful close-up. Ferns...that's what I thought!

18 Dec, 2008



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