Grilled bugs

Lee Adair wadair at
Thu May 7 09:59:33 EDT 1998

For a long time Dave Baggett's only specimen of the huge Pond Apple
sphinz moth (Cocytius antaeus) was a nighttime open highway capture.
Dave saw the moth as it bounced off the windshield of the car in
front of him while he was driving in South Florida. He screeched to
a halt, dashed into traffic and retrieved his prize. He always said
he knew what it was when he saw it tumbling through the air. The
body was pretty well trashed but the wings were almost perfect. 

Years later, with several reared and caught perfect specimens in his 
collection, he still kept that first specimen (undoubtedly to allow 
him to tell the above story).
 W. Lee Adair, Jr, Ph.D.                       
 Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 
 University of South Florida                   
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