National Geographic : 1941 Mar
Why the Yucca Moth is a model parent THIS NORTH AMERICAN MOTH, Tegeticula alba, which lives on the yucca plant, has a very in genious method of providing for her offspring. When time for egg-laying comes, this moth climbs deep into the flower of the yucca plant car rying a mass of pollen gathered from other yuccas. Afterwards she carefully thrusts more pollen into the flower. By doing this, she makes sure that the plant is fertilized and that the yucca seeds will develop as her eggs are hatched. Regardless of what happens to her, there will be an ample supply of food for the children. With the yucca moth, this is, of course, purely a matter of instinct. But it is an instance where lowly instinct can often teach a lesson to the human parent. For, if you will just think about the people you've known, you will probably remember cases where something has happened to the head of the family and the children have been left completely without funds or inadequately provided for. It is, fortunately, very easy to make certain that this will never happen to your family. All you have to do is call in The Travelers man and go over your insurance policies with him. You may find that your present insurance is completely adequate and that nothing has been left at loose ends. You may possibly find that you do not have ample protection or that there are details which should be straightened out. Anyway, you will really enjoy talking with The Travelers man. Traditionally Travelers men are pleasant, unassuming, thorough business men who are experts in insurance. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of in surance. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.