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Why are moths attracted to light?

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Asked by tanuja, 16 Oct '13 08:21 am
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Some types of moths are known to migrate, and it's possible that the night sky gives them navigational clues. A moth's up-down orientation might depend in part on the brightness of the sky relative to the ground. Some lepidopterists (moth and butterfly scientists) suggest that moths use the moon as a primary reference point and have the ability to calibrate their flight paths as the Earth's rotation causes the moon to move across the sky. (There is even evidence to support the theory that migrating moths have an internal geomagnetic compass system to guide them in the right direction.) So a moth's attraction to an artificial light or to a fire could be related to orientation, and lead to disorientation -- the moth wasn't "expecting" to actually get to "the moon" (the light source) or to be able to fly above it, so confusion results.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 16 Oct '13 10:26 am

 
  
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Moths are positively photo tactic. So naturally they are attracted to light.
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 16 Oct '13 09:05 am

 
  
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Night sky gives them navigational clues
Answered by Quest, 16 Oct '13 04:50 pm

 
  
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There death depends on light mostly
Answered by BINDAS BOL, 16 Oct '13 09:01 am

 
  
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