Declining moth populations, combined with a growing understanding of their importance for pollination, underscore the need to protect these nocturnal pollinators. The flowers of some plants open in the evening and become more fragrant at night, attracting moths, which depend on scent to locate food and mates. These flowers tend to be white or pale in color to reflect moonlight, allowing them to be easily seen at a distance by moths. Turning off outdoor lights at night helps protect moths. Learn more about moths from the Xerces Society.