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Insect Crafts

Moth Feeder

The Moth Feeder Insect Craft will help you learn about the moths in your neighborhood.
The Moth Feeder Insect Craft will help you learn about the moths in your neighborhood.

Attract some beautiful nighttime moths with this easy feeder. Did you know that there are more types of moths in the world than butterflies? Some moths even have brilliantly colored hind wings to scare off enemies.

What You'll Need:

  • Fruit juice
  • Sugar
  • Cotton ball
  • String

How to Make Moth Feeder:

Step 1: Mix a half-cup of fruit juice with a tablespoon of sugar. Dip cotton balls in the mixture.

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Step 2: Tie a string to each cotton ball and hang up near a window or near an outdoor light.

Step 3: Watch to see what kind of moths you attract. If you are lucky, you might see large Luna moths feeding at your cotton-ball "feeder."

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