moths Order Lepidoptera

Mug Shot
Labeled moth vs butterfly
Moth in Action
Attacks

Most larvae moths are herbivores (foliage or wood), some are carnivorous (caterpillars or other soft insects). Adults are nectar feeders so they are known to attack plants. They use their proboscis and wings to feed on flowers.

Victims
Who's At Risk?
  • Plants with nectar
  • Foliage
  • Other larvae
Crime

Moth larvae can eat many fabrics such as clothes and blankets which most consider as pests. But most adult moths do not commit many crimes as they do not eat and drink nectar.

Hideout
Where are they found?

Moths are found everywhere where plants are found. From the seaside to the mountains, there are moths everywhere. For different types of moths, they can live in different environments.

Weapons
Prevention

Moths are not harmful to humans and do not require any weapons to protect yourself from them.

Environment

Moths are actually very important to our environment especially to plants. Allowing moths to do their job can help benefit everyone.

Camouflage

Moths use camouflage in order to protect themselves from predators.

They have different variations such as color or markings that adapt to their environment.

Sources
  • http://www.mothscount.org/uploads/young_people_leaflet_book.pdf

Credits:

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