Sunday, April 09, 2006

Fact Four

No one knows for sure why moths are so facinated by the light

It is thought that moths navigate by maintaining a constant angular relationship to a bright celestial light (such as the moon), but on encountering a bright artificial light it navigates by maintaining a constant angle to the light, resulting in the moth flying in a spiral until it hits the light source.

This cause problems because moths circulate the pollen from night blooming flowers. Could this be a harmful long term problem for the environment?