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Conserving energy: moths

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A male Pine Processionary moth / Alvesgaspar / LicenseGFDL - Gnu Free Document License

Some male moths have no mouthparts in order to conserve energy because their exclusive concern is mating.

BIOMIMICRY TAXONOMY
Summary
"By complete contrast, some insects have no mouthparts at all. The short life of an adult male moth, for example, may be concerned exclusively with finding a mate and reproducing; and as feeding would be a waste of precious time it dispenses with mouthparts completely, and never feeds." (Foy and Oxford Scientific Films 1982:160)
About the inspiring organism
Lepidoptera
Lepidoptera

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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist


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References
Foy, Sally; Oxford Scientific Films. 1982. The Grand Design: Form and Colour in Animals. Lingfield, Surrey, U.K.: BLA Publishing Limited for J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, Aldine House, London. 238 p.
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