A recent video of a moth with tentacles coming out of its behind has been circling different social media sites and has people freaking out, wondering what the hell it is.
While it looks like a baby Demogorgon from “Stranger Things,” it’s actually just a moth from Indonesia, doing it’s thing. By thing we mean sex.
Moths normally look pretty harmless and kind of cute, if you’re into that sort of thing, but this type of moth, known as the Creatonotos gangis – an appropriately creepy name – does this weird dance when it’s ready to mate and have little monster moth babies. The tentacles are known as “hair-pencils” or coremata, and they’re used to release the moth’s scent, luring some unlucky lady moth to have sex with it. Or male moth, we’re not sure about the biology here.
People on social media were understandably surprised and creeped out, wondering if the moth had some sort of infection or tumor, but no, this is just it’s natural sexy state.
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While I normally find nature fascinating and amazing, it can keep this moth and hide it someplace far, far away. This is not okay. Goodbye.