Does the fuzz on the back of a moth grow back?

The moth fell on his back on a sticky surface and shook. The fuzz on his back came off of him. Will it grow back? Is he in danger?

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  • 6 months ago
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    It does not grow back. But if the wing itself is not injured, it will still be able to fly like before.

    It may not be able to attract a mate, though, because they know their own species largely by the markings.

    Moths don't usually fall, though, unless they are sick or dying. It might have mated already.

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  • 6 months ago

    The fuzz is no significant thing more a deterrent to predators, like trying to eat a spoon full of powdered chalk.

    No, they loose this over time anyway. No wing or antennae damage, it can go about its life.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    No, it doesn't grow back. If he loses enough, he will stop being able to fly. If it's any comfort, many species of moths can't even eat as adults and will starve to death after mating.

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