The Secret World of Moths is a magical journey to the world of moths. Using 3D X-ray
tomography we shed light to their hidden macrocosm and explore their way of life in an unprecedented way.
This film explores the complex respiratory system of a moth which consists of branching
tubes that deliver oxygen directly to the cells.
The film does therefore more than just deliver existing information; it also provokes
new scientific questions to be answered.
In our changing world, the study of moths is more important than ever. Lepidoptera are
very sensitive to environmental change and being cold-blooded, they serve as excellent indicators of changes in their environment.
Geographically the film spans from the Arctic Circle to the Equator. Observing these two
extreme environments helps us learn about and understand the diversity and complexity of
their macroscopic world and our fragile existence on planet Earth.