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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Moth With Twelve Inch Tongue



What helps pollinate an orchid that hides its nectar at the bottom of a long narrow tube? Darwin was ridiculed when he predicted somewhere in Madagascar there was a moth with a proboscis long enough to reach the bottom of the 12 inch nectar spur. One hundred and fifty years later an infra red camera solves the mystery.
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I first saw this video posted on the informative website by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC). Bird of the Month: Ruby-throated hummingbird http://bit.ly/4rqowq

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