Do moths die when they touch the light?
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Also asked, can moths live without light?
Entomologists have found that moths are less attracted to artificial lights during the week of the full moon than they are during the new moon week, and this observation sparked yet another theory.
Furthermore, how long does it take a moth to die? How long moths will live varies by species and when their eggs are laid. The common brown house moth's life cycle on average takes 11-13 months depending on conditions but they will only spend 2 – 4 months of that as an adult moth. The answer to how long do moths live can vary quite drastically from species to species.
Besides, why do moths like light but only come out at night?
Moths don't 'like' light at all. The reason they fly maniacally around bulbs is that in the pre-electric world in which they evolved, they used the moon to navigate by night. By keeping the moon at a constant angle to the direction of their flight, they could ensure they travelled in a straight line.
Do moths prefer light or dark?
Moths are more sensitive to some wavelengths of light -- ultraviolet, for example -- than they are to others. A white light will attract more moths than a yellow light. A moth's dark-adapting mechanism responds much more slowly than its light-adapting mechanism.