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riding's fairy moth - Adela ridingsella

riding's fairy moth - Adela ridingsella
montgomery, orange County, New York, USA
May 26, 2013
I think these images will add nicely to the guide. I see that there are a few really nice images of this moth, but I do not see any that really demonstrate how crazy long are its antennae. Makes me wonder would prompt the evolution of such a seemingly clumsy and disadvantageous adaptation. Its counterpart must be equally weird. Reminds me of the flower Darwin found which he thought would require a 6 or 8 (or was it 10 or 12) inch long proboscis to get at its nectar.

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