STREET CREATURES QUIZ

What is Street Creatures?  This is the game I run on Twitter every Friday. I’ve
collected all the past quizzes here in one place so you can either relive them, or play
them for the first time.

How does it work?  Provided are four, seemingly unrelated clues, that are all
connected by a wild organism that can be found in a city. Look at the four clues,
do some research, and when you think you’ve figured it out, click on ‘Answer’
to reveal what connects the clues, and how they are connected.

Follow me on Twitter to play #StreetCreatures live every Friday at 9am PST.

Quiz #68 Clues

Hummingbird
Orange horn
#7894
Four o’clock

Answer (Don't click until you've solved it)

White lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata)

 

Hummingbird:

Because of the size of these moths, and they way they hover in front of plants to feed instead of landing, they are often confused with hummingbirds and are called hummingbird moths.

Orange horn:

A distinguishing mark of the larvae of these moths is an orange horn sprouting from their backsides. They are not stingers and not harmful to humans.
 

#7894:

Many of you remembered this from the Cabbage White edition of #StreetCreatures, this is the Hodges number, which most moths and butterflies of North America have been assigned.

Four o’clock:

This is a flower of the Mirabilis genus that serves as a host plant for the moth’s larvae, among others because they’re not terribly picky.
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