search
person
Moths have hairy bodies to help retain internal body temperature necessary for flight.

Related questions

Description : Butterflies and moths both have an organ called the Johnston's organ which is at the base of a butterfly or moths antennae. This organ are responsible for maintaining the butterflys sense of balance and orientation, especially during flight.

Description : Moths heat up their flight muscles by vibrating their wings, since they don't have the radiant energy of the sun at their disposal to serve that purpose.

Description : Moths have a low temperature threshold. Pinions and sallows can be flying when the air temperature was in the low 40's with snow on the ground!

Description : Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day. Most men have a much easier time burning fat than women. Women, because of their reproductive role, generally require a higher basic ... men, and as a result their bodies don't get rid of excess fat at the same rate as men.

Description : Male moths have larger antennae than females. Beneficial for detecting the pheromones released by females.

Description : Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. If you've seen the Matrix you are aware of the energy potentially generated by the human body. Our bodies ... amount of calories keeping us at a steady 98.6 degrees, enough to boil water or even cook pasta.

Description : Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars. 

Description : Giant Silkworm Moths have a 1 year life cycle.

Description : In colder climates some moths can have a two year life cycle.

Description : Many females of the Tussock family of moths don't have wings.

Description : You could remove a large part of your internal organs and survive. The human body may appear fragile but it's possible to survive even with the removal of the stomach, the spleen, 75 percent of the ... pelvic and groin area. You might not feel too great, but the missing organs wouldn't kill you.

Description : “Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies.”

Answer : Instead sharks have a skeleton made up of cartilage; the same type of tough, flexible tissue that makes up human ears and noses. A cartilage skeleton has certain advantages over bone. For example ... skulls, jaws, and spine are fortified with calcium salts, making them much thicker and stronger.

Description : Bean consumption is associated with lower body weight and smaller waist circumference. Beans are good sources of vegetable protein and fiber, which increase satiety, reduce hunger, and help control appetite.

Description : Beans are low glycemic index foods that can aid in managing diabetes. The complex carbohydrates contained in beans help to control blood sugar levels. Numerous studies have shown that people who regularly eat beans have an easier time managing their blood sugar levels.

Description : Cloth Moths eat such things as wool, fur and other animal products. It is their ability to digest Keratin ....... a protien found in these foods.

Description : Some tiger moths in the family Arctiidae are known to "jam" bat echolocation by producing sounds.

Description : NC has 174 species of butterflies, and 2,000-2,500 moths! That’s 11 to 14 times as many moth species as there are butterflies.

Description : Earwax production is necessary for good ear health. While many people find earwax to be disgusting, it’s actually a very important part of your ear’s defense system. It protects the delicate inner ear from bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. It also cleans and lubricates the ear canal.

Description : The indentation in the middle of the area between the nose and the upper lip has a name. It is called the philtrum. Scientists have yet to figure out what purpose this indentation serves, though the ancient Greeks thought it to be one of the most erogenous places on the body. 

Description : Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't. The chemicals and hormones released when you are afraid could be having unseen effects on your body in the form of earwax. ... fear causes the ears to produce more of the sticky substance, though the reasons are not yet clear

Description : Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long. Anyone who has ever tasted blood knows that it has a slightly metallic taste. This is due to the high levels of iron in the blood. If you ... all of this iron out of the body, you'd have enough to make a small nail and very severe anemia.

Description : Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute. While that sounds like a lot, it's really just a small fraction of the cells that are in the human body. Estimates have placed the total ... in the body at 10-50 trillion so you can afford to lose a few hundred million without a hitch.

Description : The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels. To put that in perspective, the distance around the earth is about 25,000 miles, making the distance your blood vessels could travel if laid end to end more than two times around the earth.

Description : There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. Humans are not quite the naked apes that we’re made out to be. We have lots of hair, but on most of us it’s not obvious as a majority of the hairs are too fine or light to be seen.

Description : Thousands of tiny scales and hairs cover moths wings, not powder.

Description : Butterflies and moths hear sounds through their wings.

Description : The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.

Description : Moths can produce as many as 10 broods per year.

Description : The Clearwing family of moths resembles other flying insects like hornets, wasps and even Hummingbirds.

Description : Moths are active at different times of the night depending on species.

Description : Moths are capable of migration but they do so over much smaller distances.

Description : Hummingbird moths wings beat 70 times per second.

Description : Some moths pupate under ground. Such as many of the Sphinx moths.

Description : Moths navigate by two methods. They use the moon and stars when available and geomagnetic clues when light sources are obscured.

Description : A small group of moths are called "Bird Dropping" moths because -you guessed it- that's what they resemble when they are at rest.

Description : Moths make up 80 percent of the order lepidoptera.

Description : Quite a few moths fly during the day, such as the Hummingbird Clearwing, Virginia Ctenucha and the Spear-Marked Black.

Description : The North Carolina Heritage Program lists 99 state concern moths mostly from the mountains, sandhills and coast. 

Description : There is moth caterpillar that is carnivorous, the Ashen Pinion, Lithophane antennata which is a well-known predator of winter moths.

Description : The feet account for one quarter of all the human body’s bones. You may not give your feet much thought but they are home to more bones than any other part of your body. How many? Of the two hundred or so bones in the body, the feet contain a whopping 52 of them.

Description : Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart. For most people, if they were asked to draw a picture of what the lungs look like they would draw both looking roughly the ... left making it take up more room on that side of the body and crowding out that poor left lung.

Description : Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. For years scientists and doctors thought that brain and neural tissue couldn't grow or regenerate. While it doesn't act in the same manner as tissues in many ... , adding a whole new dimension to the study of the brain and the illnesses that affect it.

Description : Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days. Skin protects your delicate internal organs from the elements and as such, dries and flakes off completely about once a month so that it can ... still hanging around your house in the form of the dust on your bookshelf or under the couch.

Description : The DNA is made up of 4 building blocks (an alphabet of 4 letters spelling out the instructions to help us grow, develop and function).

Description : Two bodies each have a mass 'M'. If the mass of each body is doubled, the force of attraction between the two bodies is: w) twice the original force x) 1/4 the original force y) 4 times the original force z) unchanged

Answer : ANSWER: Y -- 4 TIMES THE ORIGINAL FORCE

Description : 1. Who has the authority to remove the Vice-President from his office before the expiry of his term? 2. Which is the most malleable metal? 3. For internal financing of Five Year Plans, the ... is received by the earth's surface? 20. Who was the famous Indo-Greek king who embraced Buddhism?

Answer : Answer : 1. Parliament 2. Gold 3. Taxation only 4. Atmospheric refraction 5. English 6. Vijaynagar Empire 7. Gymnosperm 8. 14 9. Johannes Kepler 10. Varuna 11. Cavendish 12. Warm, dry and ... Torrid Zone 15. Varuna 16. Leprosy 17. Comptroller and Auditor General 18. Oxidation 19. 47% 20. Menander

Description : “If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body would stretch 10 billion miles, from here to Pluto and back.” 

Answer : DNA is like tiny coils of spaghetti, smaller that can be seen by the human eye, inside every cell in our body. These are the instructions for building the human body. There are approximately 10 trillion ... body, so when we put all the tiny DNA strands end to end they stretch really really far!

Description : The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body. While not exact down to the last millimeter, your armspan is a pretty good estimator of your height. 

Description : Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells. Your body not only needs energy to keep your organs up and running but also to constantly repair and build new cells to form the building blocks of your body itself.

Description : About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. Germaphobes don’t need to worry however, as a majority of these are entirely harmless and some are even helpful in maintaining a healthy body. 

← Prev Question Next Question →
editChoose topic
...