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Paper Moth [VIDEO] Mmm... Sugar Water!


This recent visitor was very cooperative during a quick photo shoot, so I wanted to give him a reward. After some investigation, I learned moths like nectar, aka liquid sugar. So I went to the kitchen, poured a tiny bit of sugar in a spoon, dissolved it in water, then poured some next to him to see what happened. Obviously, it was quite tasty — watch that tongue go! Afterward I set him free into the night with a full belly. Check out more imagery and at my blog:


Foothills of North Carolina, United States.

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rsmithing 8 years ago

Thanks, Carolina! If it weren't for Instagram, I never would have discovered a love for insect photography and moths. Now it's seriously a hobby!

Carolina 8 years ago

I saw your moth on Instagram! Welcome to Project Noah rsmithing!

rsmithing 8 years ago

If you can help identify, please do; thanks!

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 26, 2012
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