Some male moths have no mouthparts in order to conserve energy because their exclusive concern is mating.

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"By complete contrast, some insects have no mouthparts at all. The short life of an adult male moth, for example, may be concerned exclusively with finding a mate and reproducing; and as feeding would be a waste of precious time it dispenses with mouthparts completely, and never feeds." (Foy and Oxford Scientific Films 1982:160)

The grand design: Form and colour in animalsAugust 22, 1983
Sally Foy

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