For billions of years, the only bright objects in the night sky were stars or the moon. Night-fly moths use them to navigate a straight line. Today, the instinct to fly toward bright objects causes moths to exhaust themselves fluttering around streetlights and banging against brightly lit windowpanes. This behavior clearly is not adaptive, so why does it persist?
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