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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Death’s-head Hawk-moth Caterpillar Eating

The Death’s-head Hawk is the largest moth in Britain and the caterpillar feeds on potato. The sound is of the caterpillar eating a leaf and was recorded using a miniature microphone. The sounds can be heard if the caterpillar is in a quiet environment.

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Shapely antennae

Antennal shape reflects insect ecology, male moths have feathery antennae to detect female pheromones at night.

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