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(The Verge)   Your car is making it hard for that moth to reach a flower, particularly after it got smeared across the windshield   (theverge.com) divider line 14
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1191 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:26 AM (30 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-27 07:26:41 AM  
Where is the uninteresting tag when you need it?
 
2014-06-27 07:28:20 AM  
People look at moths and think bug zappers. But they are important pollinators. Some flowers only open at night.

Another nail in the coffin of our natural world.
 
2014-06-27 07:32:15 AM  
Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-06-27 08:37:05 AM  
The mothiest part of my road trip was northern Nevada, which is made of dirt and sand. You'd think they would migrate to an area with plant life. Sorry, little Lepidoptera, but I can't see you in time to swerve.
 
2014-06-27 08:53:43 AM  

ZAZ: The mothiest part of my road trip was northern Nevada, which is made of dirt and sand. You'd think they would migrate to an area with plant life. Sorry, little Lepidoptera, but I can't see you in time to swerve.


Mazda is murder!
 
2014-06-27 09:20:46 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: People look at moths and think bug zappers. But they are important pollinators. Some flowers only open at night.

Another nail in the coffin of our natural world.


That said, most driving doesn't occur at night. I'm not saying the smog magically disappears the moment people stop driving, but it's not like it's lingering in full concentration all the time.
 
2014-06-27 09:23:40 AM  
They experimentally confirmed that the smell of car exhaust and non-flowering plants confuse moths and make it harder for them to find flowers.

We should stop driving cars and burn all plant life to the ground.
 
2014-06-27 09:31:12 AM  
If the quantity of Miller moths here in Colorado this year is any indication, the moths are doing just fine.
 
2014-06-27 09:50:11 AM  
You know the last thing to go through a moth's mind when you hit it with your car?

Its butt.
 
2014-06-27 11:38:23 AM  
"your-car-might-be-screwing-with-pollination"

Humans pollinate with screwing.

/That's been my experience, anyway.
//Hah-hah. Who am I kidding.
///This is Fark.
 
2014-06-27 12:03:00 PM  
My car is a diesel and sprays ammonia into the exhaust to reduce NO- emissions. The exhaust smells funny at times. I can't imagine that's good for pollinating moths.
 
2014-06-27 12:33:38 PM  

SpdrJay: Many Bothans Mothras died to bring us this information.


A Mothra hitting your windshield is enough to ruin your whole day.
 
2014-06-27 04:15:20 PM  
Not to mention porch lights.
 
2014-06-27 05:31:31 PM  
everything counts...
 
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