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drawn to (something) like a moth to a flame

Eagerly drawn or attracted to something. (Bright lights often attract moths.) I had always liked art, and once I got to college, I was drawn to textile design like a moth to a flame My toddler is drawn to anything that could be remotely dangerous like a moth to a flame.
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like a moth to a flame

With intense and immediate interest. We brought out the water slide for the party and the kids came running like moths to a flame. Whenever I park my Ferrari, there's inevitably someone who wants to come gawk at it, like a moth to a flame.
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like a moth to the flame

With intense and immediate attraction. Likened to the attraction of moths to bright lights. We brought out the water slide for the party and the kids came running like moths to the flame. Whenever I park my Ferrari, there's inevitably someone who wants to come gawk at it, like a moth to the flame.
See also: flame, like, moth

drawn like a moth to a flame

Fig. attracted [to someone or some event] instinctively or very strongly, as a moth is drawn to the light of a flame. Customers were drawn to the sale like a moth to aflame. They came from all over and bought up everything in the store.
See also: drawn, flame, like, moth

like a moth to a flame

If a person is attracted to someone or something like a moth to a flame, they are strongly attracted to them. The bright lights of west London drew Kharin like a moth to a flame. Girls were around him like moths to a flame. Note: This expression is very variable. For example, you can talk about moths around a flame, or replace flame with candle. Men flock around her like moths around a flame.
See also: flame, like, moth

like a moth to the flame

irresistibly attracted to someone or something.
See also: flame, like, moth
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It's a fantastic and easy way to see some of the beautiful moths that are on the wing in autumn.
And with warm weather from the continent expected in the next few days, a surge of migrant moths could join the autumnal species such as the pink-barred sallow and lunar underwing regularly seen refuelling on ivy blossom.
In most cases, more newspaper moths survived the predator's attack.
moths that were favored by natural selection" during much of the last century, says evolutionary biologist Paul Brakefield of the University of Cambridge.
Packaging was conducted in a refrigerated room maintained at 4 [degrees]C, while the moth temperature was an estimated [+ or -] 6 [degrees]C to ensure that the insects remained inactive (N.
They found that most of the moth species were abundant and active in the summer (July and/or August) while some were found active only in the autumn.
seek | Brown house moth larvae feed on natural, organic materials such as feathers, wool and leather.
Marwan Slim Ghazez, head of the Committee for Forestry and Environment in Bkassine, warned that the moth is causing the degradation of the reserve, an environmental tourism site.
Once again, the reduction in moth capture at high density flattens the curve, resulting in a greater error at densities < 50 moths than if the truncated dataset is used.
Richard Fox of Butterfly Conservation said Moth Night, which begins tomorrow, "is a great opportunity to discover the hidden wonders of our nocturnal wildlife".
But with so many different moth species living in the UK, they form an essential part of food chains.
MAKE YOUR GARDEN A MOTH HAVEN MOTHS are rarely given as much attention as their daytime flying cousins, the butterflies.
SANA'A, April 2--The Agriculture Office in Sa'ada distributed 1,200 hormonal traps and 220 liters of legal pesticides to fight the tuta absoluta, a pestilent moth that has destroyed much of the governorate's tomato harvest.
But, despite what your eyes may be telling you, the Jersey Tiger is actually a moth.
For the past week, moth watchers around the country have been holding events or working individually to see what kind of moth species they can find.