Scientist Phil DeVries is on a quest to find a moth that Darwin predicted more than 150 years ago.
this has alot of helpful information and gives answers to the insect that can eat the nector from the orkid.
thanks for the helpful information on this video i apperciate it.
love lots sabrina
this is such a tease! so what does phil find? there can’t really be a moth like that can there?
Great stuff. I plan on using it for a poetry lesson on the concept of metaphor. In a sense Darwin saw the orchid as a “metaphor” that postulated the existence of the moth.
WOW a moth where i live could not get that
nectar. it’s just so cool
The orchid in question is Angraecum sesquipedale (the species name in Latin means “one and a half feet” referring to the length of the nectary) and the moth now known to visit it is the Morgan’s Sphinx, Xanthopan morganii, with a proboscis of about 9 inches
I agree. So did Phil find the moth or not? How do we get the rest of the video? I’m as interested in moths as I am in the orchid.
I have just purchased the orchid in question , And I too would like to know did Phil find the moth ? And the rest of the video ?
You have got to be kidding me!!! Yes, I just read that he captured it on film but wanted to see the footage for myself…what a rip though…I was totally expecting to see it here…maybe youtube….
I was right, starting at about 3 mins into this video, you can see the moth drinking away: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMVN1EWxfAU
So inspirational! My company’s name is Madmoth which is an acronym of “Make a difference” and “Moment of Truth”. Darwin, Phil, the orchid and the moth, National Geographic…all so great and thank you!
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