When I was younger, I often wondered
“How is it that there are (and especially in Australia) so many more species of moths than there are butterflies, and yet when I look at flowers at night, I rarely see moths?”
Later, I found several satisfactory explanations including ‘very few moths feed as adults (but may drink dew)’ and that it is mostly Sphingids and Noctuids seen at flowers. Most moths’ energy needs are met by the intensive feeding of the larva.
However, I recently read this article (also published on many other major news websites) which made me question this again:
What do you think? I would also love to see your observations of moths on flowers!