Do moths actually fly?
Of course not! They just tumble around in the air until they can grasp hold of something.
They're sort of like helicopters that lose part of their propellors in all those movies you've ever seen that include helicopter crashes. Up, down, turn left, right, back up, go around, do-si-do and grab your partner, swing her boy, swing all night.
Except moths don't blow up when they crash.
I was lucky to grab this photo when the poor thing was taking a breather.
So, here are five things I think a moth is thinking about when he's up there doing gymnastics in the air:
1. Holy Cow, I wish I were a cow.
2. Okay, I can do this, just look straight ahead, aim for the tree, where's the tree? Oh God it disappeared. No wait, there it is.
3. What? No peanuts on this flight?
4. Ladies and gentleman, we're experiencing a SLIGHT bit of turbulence. It's possible we will crash land in Mr. Farmer's field. Either that or we'll be plucked out of the sky by a hungry Purple Martin looking for an afternoon snack. Either way, we're DOOMED. Thank you for flying ME.
5. I could have been a doctor.
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