Why Are Bugs Attracted to Light?

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Some insects are attracted to light due to the process of Phototaxis. This is an evolutionary predisposition that makes an insect move away from or towards a source of light. This is what some insects use to navigate when it is dark.
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Some bugs are attracted to moisture. They may need a more moist environment to live. Other bugs will be attracted to light and will fly to any light that is shining.
There actually is no scientific explanation as to why insects move to light. there are many theories. One theory being that the light is a beacon, higher up than their current position, thus making it safer. You can find more info at: www.wisegeek.com
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Bugs attraction to light is called phototaxis. If you are out in the yard and bugs are hovering around you put a light an area away from you and watch them spring ...
Bugs attraction to light is called phototaxis. If you are out in the yard and bugs are hovering around you put a light an area away from you and watch them spring ...
Bugs attraction to light is called phototaxis. If you are out in the yard and bugs are hovering around you put a light an area away from you and watch them spring ...
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