WONDER #1453: Why Are Bugs Attracted to Light?

Question 1 of 3

What phenomenon explains how organisms respond to light with motion?

  1. phototaxis
  2. photosynthesis
  3. photodigestion
  4. photostipulation

Question 2 of 3

An insect that repeatedly circles a light may mistakenly be using the light as a what?

  1. heat source
  2. food source
  3. navigational guide
  4. digestive aid

Question 3 of 3

If an artificial light gives off a small amount of ultraviolet light, some insects may be drawn to it because they mistake it for a what?

  1. house
  2. flower
  3. bird
  4. tree

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