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Queen of the Night Cactus Flower and Her Hawk Moth

Queen of the Night Cactus Flower and Her Hawk Moth

Following a perfumed path in the night, hawk moths in the desert of Southern Arizona find the queen of the night cactus blossom held aloft on what appears to be a dead stick. The skinny cactus stems grow from a large tuberous root that weighs more than 40 pounds. The...
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