Read at New York Post
A new study has disproven the long-held belief that flying bugs are attracted to light.
Instead, many insects do not fly directly to a light source and are actually turning their backs to the light when they flutter around outdoor lanterns, lampposts, and porch lights at night.
The study found that insects are confused by artificial lights, mistaking them for the sky and turning their backs to them.
The scientists think that the insects mistake artificial lights for the sky, which is why they turn their backs - or the tops of their bodies - towards light sources.