According to the ACCB, moths and butterflies belong to the order Lepidoptera- meaning scale wing. However many people around the world are mesmerized by butterflies, yet fear moths. Both of them play equally important roles in our ecosystems.

With moths having many more species than butterflies in the order, making up for around 89-94 percent, moths are worthy of the same appreciation.

Moths are known to be important pollinators and as valuable sourced protein for many animals like amphibians, bats and birds. One study showed a single bird was recorded to eat 50 billion moth caterpillars in a single year.

As moths are found in so many different habitats, they have become useful indicator species due to their sensitivity to environmental changes. Monitoring their numbers and ranges helps provide vital clues to changes in our own environment, such as the effects of new farming techniques, air pollution and climate change.

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