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Mot Perfume


The " Perfume Mot " ( Local name )
DESCRIPTIONS:
She has a Triangle-shaped body.
It's colours are: light brown, brown and also black.
Bottom edge of the wing has synchronic marks while
the right and left wing edge itself has some dark-brown
almost black patches running.
She has white dots on the legs.
Their body lenght is approximately 16mm excluding antenae.

CHARACTERISTICS:
She is atractive to herbs and plants with strong scents.
Including plants like : Basora Pretu and Jerba di Hole.
She's a very shy Mot.


Some difference between a Mot and a Butterfly:
* Antenae of a Mot does'nt have a ball at the end.
* Mots are mostly night insects.
* Mots lack vibrant colours like Butterflies.
* Mots sleep with open wings while Butterflies closed theirs.
* The pupa of a Butterfly hangs unprotected while Mots protects theirs
in the soil, rolled-up in leaves or covered with mud.
* Mots react on light, vibration and scent while Butterflies on
colour, temperature and scent.


BUTTERFLIES & MOTS

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