Official Cute Moth Appreciation Thread

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ponpo

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In that bumped spider topic I saw that some posters were praising spiders and centipedes for eating moths. Absolutely unacceptable.



















Some larger moths do not have mouths and as such can not eat. They emerge from their cocoon and fly around and mate and die. Please keep this sad, yet noble fact in mind when thinking of moths.

Please refrain from insulting moths in this thread. Doing so will result in an eternal ban + a possible home assault by the MothDemigods.

Thread Rules
  • No demonizing of moths
  • No posting clearly doctored photos of scary or otherwise uncute looking moths
  • No negative anecdotes about moths. No one will believe your anti-moth agenda anyway.
 

Omega Ultimus

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No Mothra?...I am disappointed and ashamed of you, Ponpo, but I am willing to forgive. Hail to the Queen, baby!
 
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Some larger moths do not have mouths and as such can not eat. They emerge from their cocoon and fly around and mate and die. Please keep this sad, yet noble fact in mind when thinking of moths.
I have no moth and I must scream.

Actually I didn't know that moths could be this fluffy and adorable, holy shit. The only moths that I know are naked beasts who annoy me for everything they do, so they get flattened. Couldn't hurt this fluffy-wuffy though <3
 

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That looks absolutely terrifying. If that flew into my room, it's me against him and one of us is getting squashed with a shoe
 

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Dude I had a run in with one of those hairy moths once when I was a kid and those little hairs are like allergen shrapnel that get in your eyes, nostrils, and all over your skin. I was a walking mass of rashes upon rashes for at least two days.
 

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Dude I had a run in with one of those hairy moths once when I was a kid and those little hairs are like allergen shrapnel that get in your eyes, nostrils, and all over your skin. I was a walking mass of rashes upon rashes for at least two days.
Not possible. This was probably one of those hair flicking spiders, you liar. The moth was probably trying to protect you by attacking the spider.

This one isn't real, is it? Those wings look way too thick, like some kind of cutout with crudely drawn lines on them.
Yeah I think it's actually a model of a China Silkworm Moth. Or a Poodle Moth.
 

Bogus

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Ahahah! Thanks for this, cracked me up.

I love moths, and I fully support this thread. May we forever coexist peacefully with our gentle moth friends. Did you know that the "powder" on a moth's wings consists of teeny-tiny little scales? So moths are basically miniature dragons.

On a related note, we saw a hummingbird moth in our garden the other day. It looked sort of like this, but its coloring tended more towards gold than pink. Gorgeous creature!

 

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Yeah moths must be the cutest insects of the living world. :3

On a related note, we saw a hummingbird moth in our garden the other day. It looked sort of like this, but its coloring tended more towards gold than pink. Gorgeous creature!

Almost looks like a bird, it's amzing.
 

Bogus

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Yeah moths must be the cutest insects of the living world. :3



Almost looks like a bird, it's amzing.
It looks even more like a bird in motion. Very similar flight patterns when visiting flowers. Honestly, we would have been sold on it being a hummingbird if we hadn't noticed the antennae.
 
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