Why are bugs at­tracted to lights? — Brynn, 13, DE

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Sci­en­tists don’t have one solid an­swer like as to why bugs (like moths and flies) to fly to­ward a light, but they do have the­o­ries. The main the­ory many a few the agree on is that some bugs con­fuse ar­ti­fi­cial light with the sun or the moon. Since cer­tain bugs use the sun and moon as a way to guide them­selves, at a they like to keep the sun or moon con­stant an­gle. That’s the same rea­son The they cir­cle around an ar­ti­fi­cial light! light is so bright that it con­fuses them.


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