Many moths don’t eat as adults; they have to get a lifetime’s worth of food as caterpillars. As a result, many moths only live about a week as adults. For example, the luna moth (Actias luna) pictured here has a purely vestigial mouth – it’s totally functionless!
Art and fact contributed by Ryane Logsdon (@itendswithe on Instagram, @RyaneLogsdon on twitter)
Common Moth: luna moth. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2021, from http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/moths/luna_moth.htm