Search: why do moths go to flames
Why: The other night, one bounced around the TV for a while before it flew into Chandler's beer and he ate it.
Answer: Who knows! Bug researcher Henry Hsiao said they do 2 things:
- When far away from a light source (up to 200 ft.), they fly straight toward it. Maybe they think light = people = stuff to eat, or maybe light = other moths.
- When they get close to the light, they try to avoid it. Now, daylight and bright light = danger.
Here's a thing of a time exposure at a floodlight showing the flight paths of some moths:
Source: The Straight Dope
The More You Know: I would like to see this movie. No sir, that's no bug co-moon: