Death moths are strangely resistant creatures, which is something still not clear to scientists.
They regularly enter beehives and stay there, feeding on the honey.
It is a strange phenomenon, considering moths are tender beings, no matter of the size; they have no ‘weapon’ and they have no protective covering from dangerous bees. Nevertheless, somehow they survive.
One interesting possibility is that they ‘fool’ bees by playing tricks.
The pattern of their body resembles that of worker bees, while the sound they produce is similar to that of queen bees.
They also mimic bees’ scent. Death moths are masters of disguise; they are capable of perfect infiltration and exploitation of other creatures, such as bees.