Top Ten Weirdest Moth Species

Think moths are boring? Think again! Some species of moths look really weird, which makes them interesting and the opposite of boring. Honestly, these weird and gorgeous moths make butterflies look boring to me... (I still love butterflies, but not as much as moths)

The Top Ten

1 Death's Head Hawkmoth Death's Head Hawkmoth

Wow, creepy.

2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Hummingbird hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of moth found throughout the old world from Portugal to Japan

Like the name, this moth mimics a hummingbird. It mimics a hummingbird's behaviours too. It can hover like a hummingbird, emit humming noises, and use its long hummingbird-beak-like proboscis to suck nectar from flowers. This moth flies during day, dusk, dawn, and even when it rains - FireWasp2004

3 Vampire Moth Vampire Moth

Vampire moth (Calyptra thalictri) is a species of moth native to the area ranging from Japan and Korea, south to China and Malaysia

From that name alone, you can guess what this moth does. It drinks BLOOD. Including the blood of HUMANS. But don't be too scared, because this moth isn't thought to cause any threat to us - FireWasp2004

4 Lygodium Spider Moth Lygodium Spider Moth
5 Creatonotos Gangis Creatonotos Gangis

Creatonotos gangis is a species of moth found in South East Asia and parts of Australia

It's a really gorgeous moth, but really weird too. A male Creatonotos gangis has 4 large feather-like appendages at the tip of his abdomen, which are his everted coremata (male scent organ) that emit pheromone - FireWasp2004

6 Macrocilix Maia Macrocilix Maia
7 Texas Wasp Moth Texas Wasp Moth

Texas wasp moth (Horama Panthalon) is a species of moth found in South and Central America, Mexico, the Antilles, and southern United States

Like the name, this moth mimics a wasp. A paper wasp, to be precise. But you can distinguish this moth from a paper wasp really easily, since it's much more colorful than a paper wasp. It's blue and yellow with dark wings, and its back legs look different from its other legs - FireWasp2004

8 Heterogynis penella Heterogynis penella

Heterogynis penella is a species of moth found in the Mediterranean region and the southern Alps

This moth has both unusual appearence and unusual behaviour. Lets start from the appearence. A male Heterogynis penella looks like an average moth you see everyday (you know, plain brown little moth), but the female of this species is strangely wingless and legless, which makes her unable to venture too far away from her cocoon. Now, behaviour. Once a male and female mated, the female will go back to her cocoon and lay her eggs. The catepillars will then eat their mother. Yikes! - FireWasp2004

9 Luna Moth Luna Moth

It's beautiful!

10 Hornet Moth Hornet Moth

Also known as the hornet clearwing. Hornet moth (Sesia apiformis) is a species of moth found in Europe

It may be really hard to distinguish this moth from a hornet, because this moth looks and acts almost exactly like a hornet! The only difference is that this moth has more yellow and lacks the waist between the abdomen and the thorax - FireWasp2004

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