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Why moths are attracted to lights

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Image of the Week #110 September 26th, 2013:

From: The world at night – blacklighting: how it works and some amazing photos by Felicity Muth at Not bad science.

Source: Eran Levin

If you’ve ever wondered why moths swarm tirelessly around your porch lights at night, wonder no more. Eran Levin explains why moths are attracted to lights and how entomologists exploit this behavior to trap and study them.

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