Kōrero: Insects – overview

Alpine tiger moths

Alpine tiger moths

Female tiger moths cannot fly – they spend their adult life in a cocoon. They attract males by emitting powerful chemical scents (pheromones). These two males are attempting to mate with the white, wingless female in her cocoon.

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Photograph by George Gibbs

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - Wingless and flightless insects', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10067/alpine-tiger-moths (accessed 18 July 2024)

He kōrero nā George Gibbs, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007