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Old 04-29-2002, 11:18 AM
piratz piratz is offline
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Why don't moths fly toward the sun in the daytime?

If moths like light bulbs, and try to fly toward, and bounce into them, then why don't they try to fly toward the sun during the daytime?
Old 04-29-2002, 11:51 AM
Max Torque Max Torque is offline
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Easy: because moths are nocturnal. You don't follow the sun if you sleep all day.

For more on the light-following habits of moths, see the Straight Dope article, Why are moths attracted to bright lights?
Old 04-29-2002, 11:54 AM
papertiger papertiger is offline
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But why are they nocturnal? Is it because they are evil?


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