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Why moths are drawn to lights

Moths are drawn to a flame, and some new research shows why: The artificial light appears to mess with many insects’ orientation to the horizon, throwing them off course.

NPR’s Nell Greenfieldboyce reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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