WORKSHOP “NOCTURNAL MOTHS: CREATURES OF NIGHT, FASCINATED BY LIGHT” HELD IN RAB
The European Researchers’ Night is an event held annually on the last Friday of September in more than 300 cities across Europe. To celebrate this night, a workshop titled “Nocturnal Moths: Creatures of Night, Fascinated by Light” was organized in Rab on 26 September 2015.
Designed and held by Public Institution “Priroda”, the workshop aimed to demonstrate the diversity of nocturnal moths. The number of moth (nocturnal) species is ten-fold the number of butterfly (diurnal) species. Because of their enormous biomass, moths hold a significant place in food chains. They also have an important role in pollinating a wide variety of plants and this means that an entire array of other organisms depend on the survival of moths. In the workshop the pupils practiced catching moths using a glowing pyramid and entomological nets, and they learned many interesting facts about the life of moths and their relationships with other organisms.
Photo 2. Moths were most numerous under street lights.