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May 27, 2014

 

Macro image of a moth facing the camera

Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

September 30, 2011

 

A Moth being held by a person

A Hearing Test for Moths

Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

February 9, 2011

 

a yellow moth close-up

Insect-Inspired Technology Leads To Improvements In Solar Panels

Using moth eyes as inspiration, a team of scientists in Japan have created a film that could be used on solar cells.

December 10, 2009

 

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Bugs In Cake Mixes

What is that bug in your box of flour, sugar, or cake mix?

February 17, 2005

 

Moths Sniffing Out Odors

According to one study, scientists were able to train moths to associate certain smells with food. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 17, 2005

 

Safe Sex for Moths

Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Were Butterflies Created by Bats?

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.

September 27, 2003

 

The Color of Dark

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.

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