Extraordinary moth

This Grim Sphinx moth. He seemed to have gotten his proboscis to somehow entangle with the style of a flower. Really tangled! I had to completely destroy the flower to untie the proboscis, and even then I'm afraid I've damaged it a bit. At least the unfortunate insect managed to fly free again. I've heard of flowers that accidentally caught their pollinators, but this is the first time I've seen them.

While trying to free the moth, I noticed that he had spread the hair pencils located on both sides of his body. Hair pencils are special organs found in many male butterflies and moths. They are usually placed inside the body and spread to release sex pheromones into the air during courtship. Perhaps this was the moth's last attempt to find a mate. Either that, or being manipulated by a man in moderation really worked for him.

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