I somehow always liked moths. Maybe, because in German there is another name for it, besides the direct translation of moth, Motte. We also call them Nachtfalter wich could be translated to butterfly of the night. Quite elegant, don’t you think?
Now, when it comes to insects I’m normally not that much of a fan – I can’t even tell why, but there are so many insects that I just cannot stand. And something that scared me a lot when I was a child, was imagining how insects would be like, if they where huge. Don’t know where that thought ever originated, though I have the hunch that it was Walt Disney that put those scary thoughts in my mind!
Anyways, I normally hate giant Insects, regardless if they are beetles, spiders or maggots.
Not so with this really beautiful insect – a hand-sized
moth . Click on more, if you have the stomach for it 😉
Another look at the ever popular Venezuelan poodle moth.
This moth was first discovered and photographed in 2009 and is believed to be a new species. It’s thought to belong to the lepidopteran genus Artace.
And here’s the picture of the Venezuelan Poodle Moth – isn’t it beautiful?
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