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What did moths do before light bulbs
« on: 02/06/2011 17:30:01 »
@diegojimmyjames asked the Naked Scientists:
   
What did moths do before "light bulbs"?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 02/06/2011 23:02:04 by chris »


 

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Re: What did moths do before light bulbs
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2011 17:44:13 »
I read that they navigate by reference to the moon.  They fly at a fixed angle to the moon - the moon is far enough away that a five minute flight is basically a straight line, but a light bulb is so much closer that they end up spiralling in and annoying the heck out of everyone.
 

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Re: What did moths do before light bulbs
« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2011 18:45:18 »
They are also attracted to candles, "like a moth to the flame".
 

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