entomologipost

Apparently so, because there are a number of bug posts on this blog.

Via Grow-A-Brain, a video of the amazing Megalopyge opercularis, a moth so fuzzy and furry I squealed a little at how cute it was. Of course, that fuzz is out to get you, as the “fur” is actually venom-carrying prickles that’ll have you scratchiing at best and in palpitations at worst should you try and touch it. Big fluffy spiders like Avicularia versicolor (11th down) also induce my “oh, FUZZY” reaction and irritate the skin similarly.

I am a huge fan of lepidoptera, especially moths. Here’s some good photos of the big New Zealand Puriri Moth, including one getting nabbed by a morepork. Ah, the food chain.

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2 responses to “entomologipost

  1. I have not looked at these pictures, possibly because I am so alarmed at whatever a morepork might be.

  2. A morepork is a New Zealand owl! The hooting noise they make sounds like “more-pork”

    The pictures are honestly fuzzy and cute and not at all bug-like.

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