Discover the Remarkable Moths of the Night

Usually nocturnal, moths are one of nature's most beautiful creatures. Plus, attract moths with this sticky sweet recipe.



Moths
These nocturnal creatures are beautiful as well as beneficial.
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Crickets
Top: The warmer the weather, the more crickets (such as this snowy tree cricket) chirp, leading to fun if not scientific formulas for temperature telling. Above: Can you spot the underwing moth?
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Moth
Several moths, including the Polyphemus, shown here, have large “eyes” on their hind wings. When predators approach, the moths unveil their hind wings, creating the startling illusion of an owl opening its eyes.
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Attract Moths
Moths clockwise from top left: Promethea, rosy maple, satellite sphinx, cecropia and Cynthia.
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