Agriculture
Earth-Friendly Fabrics
Watering the Air
Middle school science adventures
Amphibians
Salamanders and Newts
Tree Frogs
Newts
Animals
Cannibal Crickets
A Tongue and a Half
New Mammals
Behavior
Body clocks
Baby Talk
The Other Side of the Zoo Fence
Birds
Waterfowl
Penguins
Macaws
Chemistry and Materials
Popping to Perfection
Toxic Dirt + Avian Flu = Science Fair Success
Sticking Around with Gecko Tape
Computers
Hubble trouble doubled
Hitting the redo button on evolution
The solar system's biggest junkyard
Dinosaurs and Fossils
A Dino King's Ancestor
Dinosaur Dig
An Ancient Feathered Biplane
E Learning Jamaica
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Earth
Springing forward
Sky Dust Keeps Falling on Your Head
Science loses out when ice caps melt
Environment
Shrinking Fish
A Change in Climate
Watching for Wildfires in Yellowstone
Finding the Past
A Big Discovery about Little People
Early Maya Writing
A Long Haul
Fish
Skates and Rays
Salmon
Marlin
Food and Nutrition
The Essence of Celery
Symbols from the Stone Age
Turning to Sweets, Fats to Calm the Brain
GSAT English Rules
Who vs. That vs. Which
Problems with Prepositions
Adjectives and Adverbs
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Scholarships
GSAT Exam Preparation
GSAT Scholarship
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
GSAT Mathematics
Setting a Prime Number Record
Math of the World
Play for Science
Human Body
Fighting Off Micro-Invader Epidemics
Prime Time for Broken Bones
Cell Phone Tattlers
Invertebrates
Flatworms
Arachnids
Sponges
Mammals
Chipmunks
Sea Lions
Cougars
Parents
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
Children and Media
Physics
Road Bumps
Black Hole Journey
Speedy stars
Plants
Assembling the Tree of Life
Fast-flying fungal spores
Springing forward
Reptiles
Boa Constrictors
Pythons
Alligators
Space and Astronomy
Tossing Out a Black Hole Life Preserver
Burst Busters
Phantom Energy and the Big Rip
Technology and Engineering
Toy Challenge
Switchable Lenses Improve Vision
Drawing Energy out of Wastewater
The Parts of Speech
Problems with Prepositions
Pronouns
What is a Preposition?
Transportation
Tinkering With the Basic Bike
Reach for the Sky
How to Fly Like a Bat
Weather
Arctic Melt
Catching Some Rays
Where rivers run uphill
Add your Article

Moths

A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Both are of the order Lepidoptera. Most species of moths are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular (twilight-dwelling) and diurnal (day-dwelling) species. Crops around the world: Moths, and more particularly their caterpillars, are a major agricultural pest in many parts of the world. The caterpillar of the Gypsy moth causes severe damage to forests in the North East USA, where it is an exotic species. In temperate climates the Codling moth causes extensive damage, especially to fruit farms. In tropical and subtropical climates the diamondback moth is perhaps the most serious pest of certain crops. Serious munchers: Several moth species in the family Tineidae are commonly regarded as pests because their larvae eat fabric such as clothes and blankets made from natural fibers (like wool or silk.) They are less likely to eat mixed materials containing artificial fibres. There are some reports that they can be repelled by the scent of wood from juniper and cedar, by lavender or by other natural oils. However, many consider this unlikely to prevent infestation. Naphthalene (the chemical used in mothballs) is considered more effective, but there are concerns over its effects on health. Silk creators : Some moths are farmed. Most notable is the silkworm (the larva of the domesticated moth Bombyx mori), farmed for the silk with which it builds its cocoon. The silk industry produces over 130 million kg of raw silk, worth about 250 million US dollars worldwide. Not all silk is produced by Bombyx mori. There are several species that are also farmed for their silk, such as the Ailanthus moth, the Chinese Oak Silkmoth, the Assam Silkmoth and Japanese Silk Moth. Follow the round light... Moths are apparently attracted to light, or more specifically, are known to circle bright objects. The reason for this behaviour is not known. It may be moths navigate by maintaining a constant angular relationship to a bright celestial light (such as the moon), but on encountering a bright artificial light it navigates by maintaining a constant angle to the light, resulting in the moth flying in a spiral until it hits the light source. Night pollinators: Night-blooming flowers usually depend on moths (or bats) for pollination, and artificial lighting can draw moths away from the flowers, affecting the plant's ability to reproduce. For this reason, light pollution is coming under increasing scrutiny as a source of many subtle ecological changes.

Moths
Moths








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™