The Fluffy Moth of Venezuela
The Venezuelan poodle moth, or fluffy moth poodle, is in fact something fantastic, strange and charming, because the butterfly simultaneously delights and puzzles - what is it? A small creature with black eyes bulging and mustache-brows, besides, "dressed" in a fluffy fur coat of a snow-white poodle - hence the name of this cute and mysterious creature.
The fluffy moth
The surprisingly attractive poodle moth with its appearance completely refutes the beaten phrase “as homely as a moth” - even so pretty! Just charming! This is the most beautiful moth on our planet!
This beauty was discovered by a German macro photographer, Arthur Anker, bumping into her in the Canaima National Park of Venezuela in 2009. Having taken several pictures of this mysterious butterfly, Arthur, returning home, posted them on the Internet — and the photos instantly became viral, as people liked them. [First Image Source]
But not only the World Wide Web regulars drew attention to the images of unusual butterflies, they were immediately noticed and biologists. As it turned out, this unusual moth is still unknown to science. However, this is not surprising, on our planet there is still a lot of unexplored, even in reality, not to mention the ocean.
The snow-white fluffy moth eventually became known as the "poodle" because its "fur coat" really resembles the wool of a white poodle. Why precisely moth? Scientists have considered that this cute butterfly is related to a “beggar-beggar”, also a fluffy moth, but a white fluff on the head is true.
A mystery for scientists is this: why a moth, which lives only in warm Venezuela, is such a warm coat? To do this, of course, you need to explore this mysterious fairy in more detail, however, if you turn to the Internet, we will not find any information about this. Had the biologists failed to find the moth-poodle, and Arthur Anker himself photographed this little girl somewhere in a parallel world? Photographed, without even noticing that for a moment fell into another reality? Anything can happen ...