21 April 2014 at 7:35 pm
Well I hope for it’s sake something finds it scary.
21 April 2014 at 7:49 pm
Nom, nom, nom!
chigau (違う) says
21 April 2014 at 7:56 pm
I wanted to get some sleep tonight.
21 April 2014 at 8:11 pm
Am I the only one who thinks this looks like StrongBad?
21 April 2014 at 8:28 pm
Mildly reminiscent of of the noface in Spirited Away.
F [i'm not here, i'm gone] says
21 April 2014 at 8:39 pm
21 April 2014 at 9:02 pm
Somehow, it reminds me of Australian Aboriginal imagery that I’ve seen. I did an image search of Australian Aboriginal art. The shades of brown, the stripes, and the white patterns are a bit similar.
22 April 2014 at 1:35 am
I’d like to have it as a pet, though. It’s a luchador caterpillar!
22 April 2014 at 2:41 am
Am I the only one who thinks it’s got the face of a cuttlefish? >;)
22 April 2014 at 4:12 am
Sili@5: Yes, put me in mind of Noface in ‘Spirited Away’ too. According to comments on the International Movie Database (IMDb) site, that character resembles a silkworm, not only for its voracious appetite, but the facial markings on its head and its real mouth below them. I wonder if the creature in the picture is related to silkworms.
22 April 2014 at 4:28 am
National Geographic quite annoyingly and consistently misspelled imperialis. But worse, the Internet seems to suggest that the pink underwing moth is actually North American, and that the Phyllodes imperialis is called the imperial fruit sucking moth. The wingspan of 130-170 mm is in accordance with the National Geographic article.
Can anyone who knows more about (Australian) moths help figure out this mess more definitively?
22 April 2014 at 7:18 am
My Inner Frog says “Lunch”
Roberto Aguirre Maturana says
22 April 2014 at 8:01 am
If that is a case of batesian mimicry, I don’t want to find the original creature that is being imitated. Actually, I do want to find it, but from a safe distance.
22 April 2014 at 9:38 am
National Geographic quite annoyingly and consistently misspelled imperialis.
That would be Australian Geographic. Probably a spellcheck/autocorrect problem.
22 April 2014 at 9:57 am
Alas, just when you think there’s not much you can mess up in a quick note.
22 April 2014 at 9:05 pm
I saw this while browsing on mobile, and at first glance the thumbnail image looked like something much creepier to me.