Insects have evolved in earlier ages in which there was generally no light at night other than the moon, and they navigate with the help of the moon. Lights at night are confu sed with the moon and lead to navigational error, making it seem that insects are attracted to light. Artificial lights attract moths, flies, crane flies, mayflies, beetles, and all sorts of other insects. You may even find frogs and other insect predators hanging around your porch at night, taking advantage of the easy pickings. Leave a light on in warmer months and you'll find that many insects fly at night. They range from tiny midges to lumbering beetles and large moths. Moths are among the most obvious insects that come out at night when lights are on. According to field ecologist and naturalist Dr. John V. Richardson, Jr., these insects are more sensitive to white and UV light than to red or yellow light and may think that human light sources are the moon. Observing Bugs at Night . 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Lightning bugs....Have you ever wondered about the small, blinking creatures that light up summer nights? Lightning bugs, also called fireflies, are not simply bugs and are not flies. They are beetles and part of a scientific family that contains the largest order of living things290,000 species at last count. Light traps are used at night to catch insects. "Black lights" or ultraviolet lights may be more successful than regular outdoor lighting, but even normal outdoor lights attract lots of insects. A white sheet placed behind the light may help with collecting since it gives the flying insects a place to land and fewer escape routes. Insects. How do fireflies light up? Next . Firefly (Photinus pyralis) on soy bean plant, close-up See more insect and biodiversity pictures. specifically set up for the species examined in this study. Ease your little one into slumber with the Dreambaby Lady Bug Night Light. ... light up to create a mesmerizing light ... 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