bucky asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 9 months ago

if bugs like moths are attracted to light, why don't they fly towards the sun?

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  • 9 months ago
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    Insects don't fly toward the sun because it appears stationary as they fly.  An artificial light visible to insects is relatively close, so as an insect flies by it, it appears to move.  And so the insect corrects its course to keep the angle between itself and the light source constant.  The corrected course becomes a spiral in toward the light.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Those that are attracted to light are nocturnal, so they cannot fly towards the sun since the sun is hidden at night.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    They do, but they can't fly that high.

  • 9 months ago

    the sun is a completely different source of light. They are only attracted to light bulbs. They would all die if they flew towards the sun.

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  • 9 months ago

    Because they can see

  • Jeff
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Because they can’t get there.

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