Watch a Moth Suck the Tears Out of a Bird’s Eye, Because Nature Is Metal

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science September 28, 2018 at 07:46AM.)

Some people just thrive on drama.
Take this moth, for instance. Somewhere in the Brazilian Amazon, this moth is literally drinking the tears out of a bird’s eye in the dead of night. While we at Live Science do not hold any degrees in lepidopterology, we believe we are correct in saying that’s pretty metal.

Actually, drinking the tears of your neighbors is common enough in biology that it has a name:  lachryphagy.Tear-drinking is a relatively common way for insects like butterflies, moths and bees to supplement their diets, according to Leandro João Carneiro de Lima Moraes, a biologist at the National Institute of Amazonia Research in Brazil who filmed this moth-on-bird action while doing fieldwork in the central Amazon.

 

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