Moths are amazing little creatures. There are approximately one hundred and eighty thousand species of moths and butterflies world-wide, and their primary mode of communication is through scent. While humans require months and months of courtship to determine their ideal partner, (which is certainly no guarantee), male moths identify their soulmate through small differences in the female’s scent.
Researchers from Lund University have published a study in the recent edition of PNAS showing that single mutations in the moth’s genome are responsible for creating a variety of phermones that are produced by female moths to differentiate them from the competition.
Read towards a new moth perfume to learn more.
Watch the video below to see phermones in action.