Like the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet, the story of the lamp and moth is one of fatal attraction. Being primarily nocturnal creatures, moths evolved to travel by the glimmer of the moon, by a method called transverse orientation.
“[Transverse orientation] is sort of like us keeping the north star in a certain position so we know where we are,” says Jeff Smith, curator of the moth collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the same way, it’s thought the moths keep the light source at a certain position in relation to their body to guide them, Smith explains. Read more….
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