Bugs' attraction to light
Name: Andrew Wiedner Joel Lucas Branson Pierce
We have checked the archives in biology for questions on bugs and lights.
Why are bugs attracted to light?
Many insects orient their lives with the position of the sun,
such as bees. Some insects are attracted by the heat that some
incandescent bulbs produce at night (infrared radiation).
To really answer this question, you need to focus on an insect
group or species. They are so diverse. Fireflies use light
as a means to attract and find mates, for example.
The bottom line may just be as simple as saying -> you have to be
a "bug" to know for sure!
Steven D Sample
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Update: June 2012