Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

What Insects like heat?

What type of insects are attracted to heat that lamp emit?



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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well most insects use the moon as a form of traveling, some types of moths are known to migrate, and it's possible that the night sky gives them navigational clues. A moth's up-down orientation might depend in part on the brightness of the sky relative to the ground.

    Some lepidopterists (moth and butterfly scientists) suggest that moths use the moon as a primary reference point and have the ability to calibrate their flight paths as the Earth's rotation causes the moon to move across the sky. (There is even evidence to support the theory that migrating moths have an internal geomagnetic compass system to guide them in the right direction.) So a moth's attraction to an artificial light or to a fire could be related to orientation, and lead to disorientation -- the moth wasn't "expecting" to actually get to "the moon" (the light source) or to be able to fly above it, so confusion results.

    It's also possible that moths have an escape-route mechanism related to light. Imagine disturbing a bush-full of moths at night -- they all fly up and out of the bush, toward the sky. To a moth in danger, flying toward the light (which is usually in the sky, or at least upward) tends to be a more advantageous response than flying toward darkness (which is usually downward).

    Moths are more sensitive to some wavelengths of light -- ultraviolet, for example -- than they are to others. A white light will attract more moths than a yellow light. Yellow is a wavelength moths don't respond to.

    Hope I've helped,

    John H.

    Hey! Same initials!

  • 1 decade ago

    Most insect gets attracted by the light than the heat. however insects does attracted to the heat when raining espeacilly the fying type. This is due to wrong impression of the insect thinking that place with fire(actually is light) will be saved from the rain water.It is not the heat that attracted them, it is that they thought that there is shelter.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes it make then like in a high state and blinds them

    if its cold and no heat the sleep until death or warm hit

  • 1 decade ago

    i think a moth is

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