Venezuelan poodle moth. believe it or not, a real animal, not a hoax. The species was only recently identified, in 2009, but there are actually quite a few rather closely related moth species that look just as interesting/strange.

Top 10 Bizarre Animals that Will Stun You

Funny pictures about The cutest moth you'll see today. Oh, and cool pics about The cutest moth you'll see today. Also, The cutest moth you'll see today.

Spanish Moon Moth, native to Spain and France; ...they are huge - their wingspan can be 2.5 inches to almost 4 inches wide!;  males have much longer 'tails'

kellyvivanco: Lepidoptera — Graellsia isabellae — Spanish Moon Moth This moth is like living Art Nouveau.

Moth - White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)

I chose this image of a white moth because its wings reminds me of snow. I have never seen a white moth before, which is what drew me to the image.

onalandmine: small emperor moth - wrinkle me deep, o loved one

onalandmine: small emperor moth (wrinkle me deep, o loved one)

onalandmine: small emperor moth - wrinkle me deep, o loved one- Real life Mothra

Female Tussock Moth (Lymantriinae, Erebidae), China

Great shot of a very intruiging little animal. So small, yet so stunning: the Tussock Moth (Lymantriinae, Erebidae)

Harnessed Tiger Moth by SeabrookeLeckie.com, via Flickr Open tiger mothe

malformalady: Harnessed Tiger Moth(Apantesis phalerata) is a species of moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found from Ontario, Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to South Dakota.The wingspan is mm.

Deaths head moth. Still makes me think of Hannibal Lecter, but an awesome moth none the less.

Death's-head Hawkmoth (Acherontia lachesis), an old bleached specimen still showing the classical skull-shaped head

Moths always bring up memories of summer nights with pulsating clouds of fluttery wings swarming the lights by the door…and the subsequent shrieking that breaks the quiet as I flail my arms a…

Yumi Okita Moths always bring up memories of summer nights with pulsating clouds of fluttery wings swarming the lights by the door…and the subsequent shrieking that breaks the quiet as I flail my arms a…

I’m going to wrap up the NMW posts today, finishing off with two more last-minute-porch-light finds.  I’ll be continuing to observe my backyard moths this summer, so don’t be surp…

I’m going to wrap up the NMW posts today, finishing off with two more last-minute-porch-light finds. I’ll be continuing to observe my backyard moths this summer, so don’t be surp…

White Ermine Moth // oh, they are soooo soft (and that is the voice of experience talking!)

The Shiny Squirrel — silvaris: White Ermine Moth by Barry Cook Does anyone else think of Cruella De Vil?

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