do moths eat flowers r they like a butterfly i know they eat cloth?
please tell me im nursing a moth and it wont eat
- sciencegravyLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Best way to take care of a moth is to release it.
They don't eat - they drink the flower's nectar. And if the flower is cut, it is no longer producing new nectar. They have to visit many many flowers - more than you could provide in a closed container - to survive.
Also, there are some moth and butterflies that emerge as the winged creatures they are for only one purpose - to mate and die. They don't eat at all. By keeping your moth confined, you are denying it it's one last biological imperative. That's cruel. Even if it's a species that does eat, the adult moths and butterflies have short lives, and all they want to do is find a mate and reproduce.
P.S. Moths don't eat cloth...it's the caterpillars of a particular moth species that do that.