It may happen sometimes in the night that what appears to be the Moon may turn out to be a bulb of light. Even a candle could be mistaken for the Moon. Having come in close proximity of such a source of light and to keep tiny dots of shadow centered on its eyes the moth keeps on flying around the light. Only then the shadow can be kept constantly centered on those spots in the eyes. But, when flying around in circles some moths collide with the electric bulb — and if there happens to be a candle instead of electric bulb then they instantly burn to death.
- How do insects like mosquitoes and bees infect us through their sting or bite?
- How does cockroach easily avoid a swipe? Which organ forewarns it about the attack?
- Why do ants touch each other with their heads when they meet? Why do they walk in a file one behind another?
- Why does tail of a house-lizard (gecko) jerk and toss about for some time even after cutting off from the body?