Sit back, relax, and enjoy the vocalization of

Photo credit: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren licensed under CC BY 2.0

the Nessus sphinx hawk moth. According to ScienceNews, catepillars are generally kind of quiet, but when the Nessus sphinx hawk is startled or threatened, it will emit “a sustained hiss followed by a string of scratchy burplike sounds.”

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Comments (2)

  1. P J Lazos

    That was so cool. You should incorporate that as a back beat into a song!

    1. GMB (Post author)

      Nature is pretty incredible, no? We just need to take the time to listen.


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