Who Is the Best Smeller in the Insect World?

The keenest sense of smell in the insect world, and in fact in all nature, belongs to the male silkworm moth.

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This valuable moth uses its two antennae mainly to locate the female and can detect her signal, or smell, up to 6.8 miles away, amazing for an insect only about 1 inch long.

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