Some Important Facts About Moths :3

by Lindsay Konkel

The word “moth” may conjure up images of drab brown insects sticking to your screen door on a summer night. But there’s much more to these mostly-nocturnal fliers than meets the eye.

Not only are moths extraordinarily diverse in color, shape and size, said David Moskowitz, a New Jersey entomologist and organizer of the first annual National Moth Week (July 23-29), they also offer a huge array of ecological benefits, from pollinating plants to feeding birds, bats and even people around the globe.

Here, OurAmazingPlanet has rounded up seven fascinating facts about these misunderstood insects…

(read more: OurAmazingPlanet)     (photos: David Moskowitz)

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images: T - Royal Walnut Moth; BL - Luna Moth; BR - unidentified

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