Asked by: Matthew Snowdon, Bristol
Most moths are nocturnal, so during the day they keep still to avoid detection from predators. Moths don’t fly towards the Moon, either: the idea that moths are trying to navigate by the Moon has been disproved. Exactly why moths fly towards artificial lights still isn’t understood – all we know is that artificial lights confuse them in some way.
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