Moths are much less attracted to artificial light than they used to be.
Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.
Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.
Using moth eyes as inspiration, a team of scientists in Japan have created a film that could be used on solar cells.
What is that bug in your box of flour, sugar, or cake mix?
According to one study, scientists were able to train moths to associate certain smells with food. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Scientists aren’t exactly sure how butterflies evolved this way, but evidence suggest that these ears might be evidence that bats created butterflies by driving moths into the daylight. The idea is that with the evolution of bat echolocation, moths had to find some way of avoiding the predator’s jaws.
Who are these color-gifted critters? Hawkmoths. Almut Kelber from Sweden’s Lund University conducted an experiment that showed this surprising result. Imagine a room with a lot of artificial flowers in it, and the only ones with yummy sugar water in them are yellow or blue.