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Mother Nature Is Bringing Banana-Strawberry Milkshake Moth Energy

Twitter user, Rebecca Lavoie, noticed one vivid pink and yellow moth in her garden and before she knew it, the deck became a strawberry-lemonade party for two.

A quick check on Wikipedia discovered these beautiful moths are called Dryocampa rubicunda or "The rosy maple moth or the Cosmoth". It is a small North American moth in the family Saturniidae, also known as the great silk moths. It was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1793. The species is known for its wooly body and pink and yellow coloration, which varies from cream or white to bright pink or yellow. Males have bushier antennae than females, which allows them to sense female pheromones for mating.


Banana-Strawberry Milkshake Moth | Rebecca Lavoie @reblavoie This moth exists in nature and it's ON MY DECK fuzzy insect with pink and yellow wings
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Take a look at this hard-working cat who is so eager to oversee pest control that she actually gets upset when she can't reach the bug in question. In a video posted to Reddit, her kind owner can be seen holding up his pet as she bats at a moth fluttering through the air. Watching these two work in tandem to take down a common enemy is a sight to behold, particularly when a final swat from the cat leads to their mutual victory.

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Scientists Discover That Moths Drink The Tears From Bird's Eyes And Everyone's Amazed

According to scientists, smaller animals drink the tears of larger animals to acquire nutrients that are not present in running water. 

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These Weird Memes Of Moths Craving For Light Are Taking Over Reddit

This latest Reddit meme trend riffs on the well-documented attraction of moths to light. So, where the cat might want some fruit loops, our fuzzy night bugs just want that sweet, sweet lamp. Here are some of the better ones that have popped up over the past week. Via: Know Your Meme

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On one hand this moth is quite pretty, and arguably cute. On the other hand, IT'S AS BIG AS YOUR OTHER HAND, MAYBE BIGGER!!!

So what do you squeeps think, is this moth creepy or cute?

-Sally Squeeps

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At first glance this moth seems cute and fuzzy! But on closer examination the eyes and antennae seem a little creepy. Can't make up my mind whether or not I would want to pet him - what do you squeeps think?