July 24, 2004 5:54 PM Subscribe
Oh my god - is that a moth or a flying rat? [MI][moths][uk (possibly)]
posted by twine42 to science & nature (26 answers total)
This summer I've been attacked by three fecking HUGE moths. I've never seen anything like them before, and they're actually large enough to freak me out.
These things are mid grey, have about a 2-3 inch wingspan and rest with their wings open sitting about half an inch off the deck. Their bodies are the buggest I've ever seen and they almost look like they have a bulldog / dragon type head. They've got bright orange antenae and they can take three or four direct hits with a rolled newspaper with no apparent ill effect.
What the blue b*****y f**k are these things? I've never seen them before, and I don't really want to see them again. Will I be famous for discovering them or for building the aerosol powered flame thrower that brings them down?
We're up on the Cambridge Fens if that's of any relevance.
On preview: I've decided I like that typo. It's staying. ;)