wondered by Joana Galhardo Tags

Indeed! As it seems, moths are not attracted to light, but instead, disorientated by them!

This is because they use natural light sources to determine what direction they should be facing and how to fly in a straight line, and when we come along with the artificial ones, it confuse them!

So there they are minding their own business, when BAM, artificial light comes up. "Oh this must be the right way!" - they think. And they rectify their direction, but "Oh no!" - the light source being so close, the only way to do this is to fly around in circles!

Oh, and by the way, moths don't eat cloths, their caterpillars do.

Wonder about that!