A Mysterious Insect is Creeping out People found in Australia


A serious creepy insect is looking like a moth- caterpillar- worm hybrid found in Australia and Indonesia. It left the people horrified.

Footage of the strange insect filmed in Indonesia and uploaded to Facebook by a profile name of Gangtok.

Jokes on Insect:

One viewer said that it is definitely suicide spider moth demon. And another person said it was a rare Pokemon. But as you have probably guessed, it is neither of these things.

The insect is a Creatonotos Gangis moth and those unusual tentacles you see are scent organs. These scent organs can be called eversible coremata as they are technically known. It emits pheromones in order for the moth to attract mates.


The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a broken dark streak. The hind wings are white. The abdomen is red or sometimes yellow.

The male insects have four eversible coremata at the tip of the abdomen which emits pheromones each. It can inflate longer than the abdomen. The moths have the wing span of about 4cms.

Across Australia’s north, including Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the parts of Queensland these moths are found. The post seemingly didn’t give rats about what the creature was, instead, they let the dramatics get the better of them.

wildlife and bug lovers have been encouraged to look out for the migration of rare moths that are on their way from overseas. There are various breeds making their way to shore and those who spot them have been encouraged to report any sightings to their local conversations.

Among the rare moth breeds is the silver striped hawk moth, the hummingbird hawk moth and the giant convolvulus hawk moth. It is whose wing span spreads to more than 10 cm.

Butterfly Conservation:

According to the Butterfly conservation, you can find these moths near pants of ivy as they feed on the blossoms which flower late in the year.

The head for the Butterfly Conservation said that a quick check of ivy blossom on a sunny autumn day will reveal bees making the most of this seasonal bonanza of nectar. After the dark, the pollinator night shift takes place and a myriad of moth come out to feed. It is a fantastic and easy way to see some of the beautiful moths that are on the wing in autumn.


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