Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fact of the Day: Darwin Moth

Charles Darwin once inspected an particular type of orchid from Madagascar which had a certain problem. Nobody could really figure out what kind of insect could pollinate the flower due to its unique shape. Darwin suspected it was some kind of moth with a lengthy string-like mouth. The Morgan's sphinx moth was discovered about 21 years after Darwin had passed away, and it was almost exactly as Darwin thought it would be. 

18 comments:

Cloudia said...

Yes!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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fashion-meets-art said...

great, good to know!
Maren Anita
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Anonymous said...

Good information!

RaeAbigael said...

wow, Charles Darwin always amazes me. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Good on ya Chas.

Beate said...

Wow, he really was a smart guy!

Margaret D said...

Clever man then.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Smart man that Darwin!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

He was one of the most brilliant man who ever lived, that's for sure.

Blue Grumpster said...

Smart guy. I wonder how he would explain me.

Pat Hatt said...

He knew a ton indeed

Holy Ghost Writer said...

He was far ahead of his time

Anonymous said...

What a pity he wasn't there to say, I told you so!

bj said...

MERCY, that man was smart....about a LOT of things.
Oh, and heres a site that will help you make those awesome biscuits....:)

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/easy-self-rising-biscuits-recipe

Rakel said...

awesome!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Very smart man, indeed!

Kay said...

I agree. He was definitely a man before his time.

Teddi said...

such a smart man.