Luring moths

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    By keeping the moon on one side of them as they fly, moths are able to navigate and fly mostly straight. But they also keep a nearby artificial light at night to the same side and end up going around in circles. On Hog Island, Maine at the Audubon Society's Nature Educator's camp, Paul shared his recently acquired knowledge of ones indigenous to coastal Maine. He is on his way to acquainting himself with and sometimes collecting specimens of all the 160,000 known species. By identifying moths temporarily captured on a lit up vertical white sheet, he was able to deduce what flora were nearby because some moths in their caterpillar stage feed only on the leaves of one plant or tree species. Watch video here

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