Why is it that moths never come out when it is sunny?
I was wondering this last night. Sun is natural light, and I have never seen a moth in the open air during the day.
Yet when the sun goes down, moths crave the artificial light like they haven't seen light before. They all swarm my patio light like crazy!
Just curious to see if anyone can answer this.
Answer by Bulldog Drummond
Daytime is a time of low humidity and high temperatures. Most moths are adapted to the high humidity and low temperatures of night. But there are exceptions. Moths in the genus Ctenucha are day-flying, as are several other genera of moths, including the beautiful sunset moth of Madagascar.
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