Antennae at Rest

Left: Manduca at rest tucks antennae under wing
Right: Manduca in flight deploys antennae

Hawk moths have a curious behavior of tucking their antennae under the wings when at rest. Before flight is initiated, hawk moths bring the wings forward in front of the head in a location where they will not contact the beating wings. During flight, the antennae are forward where they can sense air pressure and detect odors. Why do they tuck the antenna under the wings at rest? A variety of proposed…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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