Moths and light pollution

There are lots of moths (over 2,500 species have been recorded in the UK) and many of them visit flowers to drink nectar. However, because observing insect visits to flowers is much more difficult in the dark, relatively little research has been carried out on the importance of nocturnal moths as pollinators.

Recent reviews of the scientific literature have concluded that moths act as pollinators for a wide range of plants in many different ecosystems, from tropical rainforests to Scottish pinewoods, and that the role of moths as pollinators has, to date, been underestimated and, therefore, undervalued.

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