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Old May 23, 2010, 10:02 PM   #7
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Paul, that second shot is priceless. Is your cat that nearsighted, or is it trying to bite the moth through the screen?

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I thought the front antennae were very unusual.
These are the antennae of the male - the branches bear sensors that detect the scent ectohormones (pheromones) emitted by the females, which helps them locate their females for mating. Females have smaller, thinner antennae.
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