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The Venezuelan poodle moth is the best moth
It’s been compared to a fluffy dog, a Pokemon character and a Power Rangers villain — but whatever it is, the Venezuelan poodle moth has captured the Internet like Mothra in a bad Japanese movie. Now it’s up to the experts to figure out exactly where this moth belongs on the tree of life.  The first thing to emphasize is that the poodle moth is no phony concoction like the jackalope, dogerpillar or chupacabra. Its cute, furry, scary look is totally in line with what’s expected for a neotropical ornamental moth. In fact, cryptozoologist Karl Shuker found a similar picture of a white, fuzzy critter known as Diaphora mendica, or muslin moth, a member of the lepidopteran family Arctiidae.
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The Venezuelan poodle moth is the best moth

It’s been compared to a fluffy dog, a Pokemon character and a Power Rangers villain — but whatever it is, the Venezuelan poodle moth has captured the Internet like Mothra in a bad Japanese movie. Now it’s up to the experts to figure out exactly where this moth belongs on the tree of life.

The first thing to emphasize is that the poodle moth is no phony concoction like the jackalope, dogerpillar or chupacabra. Its cute, furry, scary look is totally in line with what’s expected for a neotropical ornamental moth. In fact, cryptozoologist Karl Shuker found a similar picture of a white, fuzzy critter known as Diaphora mendica, or muslin moth, a member of the lepidopteran family Arctiidae.

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  1. lastchalice reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    why am I so late on learning about poodle moths? Now I am obsessed with them.
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  12. kitsuneofwar reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    This is the cutest damn thing ever.
  13. kittythekatikat reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    So fluffy. :3
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  15. teold reblogged this from toptsun and added:
    The Venezuelan poodle moth is the best moth It’s been compared to a fluffy dog, a Pokemon character and a Power Rangers...
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  17. psychedeli-25c reblogged this from ellgendry and added:
    I dont ever want one of these in my house ever. EVER
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  25. idiotboxprod reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    This moth needs a hug.
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