1/05/2007

Moths Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds


A species of moth drinks tears from the eyes of sleeping birds using a fearsome proboscis shaped like a harpoon, scientists have revealed. The new discovery – spied in Madagascar – is the first time moths have been seen feeding on the tears of birds.

New Scientist

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3 comments:

Sam said...

Science is gross.

Anthony Woodward said...

Sounds like a song or book title ;)

Anonymous said...

This news story made me think of you,
Sach

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6481487.stm