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Moths

This WILD TV segment shows program host, Wali Collins and entomologist Mark Hostetler conducting an experiment on moths’ attraction to light. Moths use the moon to navigate at night, the reason they are attracted to outdoor artificial white lights. Mark and Wali go to a dark spot at night and turn on a white light. Moths and other insects soon arrive and land on Wali near the light with one moth even beginning to lay eggs on Wali. At the end of the segment we also learn frogs and lizards are attracted to light; they know there will be insects around to eat.

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