(Answer) Many moths have antennae shaped like what?

[7-23-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Many moths have antennae shaped like what?

The given options are:

  • Spirals
  • Crescents
  • Feathers

Correct Answer: Feathers

Info: Moths are a paraphyletic group of insects that includes all members of the order Lepidoptera that are not butterflies, with moths making up the vast majority of the order. There are approximately 160,000 species of moth, many of which have yet to be described. Most moth species are nocturnal but also crepuscular and diurnal species. Featherlike or saw-edged antennae are telltale signs that you’re looking at a moth, not a butterfly. Virtually all butterflies have a club- or ball-shaped growths at the tips of their antennae, so if you don’t see those on the bug you’re studying, it’s almost certainly a moth. (Ref)


All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. Although this elephant hawk-moth is named for a bird of prey, which bird does it copy when it feeds?
  2. Many moths have antennae shaped like what?
  3. What luxury material is produced by moths?

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