Why Bugs Like Lights #1318

But researchers have examined insect flight patterns using high speed cameras and found the evidence didn't much match the theories anyways. Instead, insects are using light to orient themselves vertically, the light usually coming from above so they can keep themselves balanced and back facing toward it nearby. Light then causes them to orbit the light with their backs to it. The findings quote reiterate the fact that the artificial light is just bad news for bugs. End quote

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