“I think all of science boils down to trying to do things in order to see and appreciate the world in a new way,” explains Dr. Adrian Smith.
“Most of the time that means doing experiments, gathering data, and testing hypotheses. But sometimes I think the most useful thing I can do as a scientist is to point the fancy science cameras at some moths flapping their wings in front of a purple backdrop.
I mean, who’s day isn’t going to be better after watching a pink and yellow rosy maple moth flying in super slow motion?
Watch this muppet-like rosy maple moth, along with a polyphemus moth, a dark marathyssa, a bright white Virginian tiger moth, a camouflaging beautiful wood-nymph, a white-dotted prominent, and a blinded sphinx, in this wonderful AntLab video.
“All the moths in this video were collected and filmed in Cornish, NH between July 12 – 16. All moths were released after filming.”
Related moth videos on TKSST include:
• Insects Take Flight: Rare slow-motion footage from the Ant Lab
• Hawk moths and The Art of Staying Stable
• Lifecycle of a Chinese Luna Moth
• Time lapse of the Life Cycle of the Silkworm
• Amazing camouflage of a leaf-like Uropyia meticulodina