Museum turning moths gay

Museum turning moths gay

London's Natural History Museum is turning moths gay.

The prestigious institution is attempting to battle the pesky creatures after they began damaging the exhibits, so are attempting to attract male moths to each other in a bid to stop them reproducing.

With what has been called the "Pheromone Destruction System", female pheromones are placed in traps for male moths, meaning they are then covered in them, causing other males to attempt to mate with them.

A worker from the laboratory which developed the technique told The Times newspaper the technique is "birth control for moths".