Out of the dark night, moths fly towards the light. 'Phototaxis' describes an organism's physical response to light, moving towards, or away from, a light source. In Ancient Greek the word 'psyche' means both 'soul' and 'moth'. The psyche is the conscious unconscious mind. Plato believed the mind would be freed by the death of the body. British moths are important pollinators and prey items, supporting a range of wild animals, plants and food crops. But the population is in decline due to a range of factors which include pesticide use, habitat loss, climate change and light pollution. I have used a traditional photographic technique to highlight the absence of moths in our night skies.
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