Vampire Moth


Photo: Sharon Hill

As if the vampire bats aren't scary enough, scientists have just found a previously unknown population of vampire moths! The similarity between this species and a purely fruit-eating species seems to indicate evolution in action:

Entomologist Jennifer Zaspel at the University of Florida in Gainesville said the discovery suggests the moth population could be on an "evolutionary trajectory" away from other C. thalictri populations. This is the second population of vampire moths Zaspel and her team have found. They discovered the first in Russia in 2006.

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Previously on Neatorama: World's Weirdest Moths


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