by | Jun 11, 1997 | Light

Why are moths attracted to light? . . . Moths typically enjoy an active nightlife, frolicking after nightfall in search of munchies and mates. Like sailors, moths have long used the stars and moon as navigation tools, keeping on track by using a light point as a reference.

Unfortunately, while our seafaring friends have learned to use modern technology to their advantage, moths still fail to comprehend the concept of artificial lighting. Some moths you see hovering around bulbs were on their way to a date, but ended up going around in circles while trying to keep a constant angle to the light source so they’d know where they were going. Others likely believe the lamp to be the light of the sun and start looking for a place to roost and sleep for the day. Some moths become so confused that they continue to hover until the light is turned off or the sun comes up.

Who do we turn to as the Light of our lives? We have two choices. I pray you make the right choice.

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WIT and WISDOM™ – March 18, 1999