|A giant hawk moth (Eumorpha typhon) adult. Image by Alfred University artist Joseph Scheer.|
This information is excerpted from an article by Steve Buchman, The Bee Works. You can read the entire article here.
Moths live in a wide variety of habitats around the world. They usually go unnoticed, except when flying erratically around your porch light, a streetlight, or other light source in the darkness of night. Most moths work the night shift, unlike their “respectable cousins” the butterflies. Moths represent a biological storehouse of interesting, dramatic, and unusual behaviors, some with roles as pollinators, others as food sources.