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Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 22, 2008 6:04 PM

My cat eats those things.

Posted by rb | August 22, 2008 6:07 PM

Mothra strikes again...

Posted by Mothman | August 22, 2008 6:10 PM

A lot of tears? That needs major explaining so I can have a good laugh.

Posted by need more info | August 22, 2008 6:11 PM

Thanks for boxing the moth up and putting it outside.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | August 22, 2008 6:19 PM

It's obviously to promote the season finale of Venture Bros on this afternoon

Posted by explanation | August 22, 2008 6:20 PM

@1: no, the wing edge is all wrong. I dunno what it is. Beautiful, though. Tears, really?

Posted by Fnarf | August 22, 2008 6:22 PM

Moths come inside to die. They've already mated and now they're breaking down on a cellular level. Their eyesight fails, they cannot fight the outside breeze, and they seek refuge with us in our bright, windless shelters. Please, offer them some peace during their final hours.

Posted by Mrs. Jarvie | August 22, 2008 6:31 PM

I'd like to know who cried. My money is on Mudede.

Posted by Sam | August 22, 2008 6:43 PM

@7, thanks for the clarification...or at least elimination of a suspect!

When I was a kid down in southern Indiana, cecropias and lunas would darken a room when they flew in front of a light. But I always thought they were beautiful, and no cause for tears!

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 22, 2008 7:01 PM

That tiny thing? We had moths that were about ten inches across where I grew up. My best friend was fucking terrified of them.

Posted by Gitai | August 22, 2008 8:04 PM

Poor bunch of babies - I hope you don't ever get some real infestation of winged horrors...

Posted by elizabeth | August 22, 2008 8:17 PM

Ugh...I'm fucking terrified of moths. I'd be crying too.

Posted by Robin Sparkles | August 22, 2008 8:25 PM

For god sakes you screaming queens, moths don't even have mouths.

Posted by The CHZA | August 22, 2008 8:47 PM

I think y'all need to make Paul a trophy out of a Ken Doll, a block of wood, and a bottle of gold paint, and the trophy says "Bravest Writer of the Year", and it's holding a tiny box with a paper mache moth in it.

Posted by Sara | August 22, 2008 9:09 PM

Miss Jarvie at 8: the most beautiful Slog comment this week, at least. Now I am drunk.

Posted by us with moths | August 22, 2008 9:43 PM

First Bigfoot sighting/capture now this. What's next?

Posted by Simon | August 22, 2008 10:43 PM

You guys are fucking pathetic. Were you on something at the time?

Posted by ever seen a luna moth? | August 22, 2008 11:44 PM

Don't you hate smart ass slog/blog comments?
Do these comments really make people posting anonymously feel superior or super charged after a long day of sitting like a blob at a computer trying to say something they think is witty
Make them log in so we know who they are. Make them accountable for comments instead of cowardly hiding behind an anonymous post.
I post less and do not come to the strangers blog because it is bogged down with crap. It is not interesting anymore because no one is accountable for what they say.

Posted by -B- | August 23, 2008 1:11 AM

Unaccountability is what makes Slog fun, silly.

Posted by The CHZA | August 23, 2008 4:55 AM

It's Ascalapha odorata, the black witch moth.

They are huge and often mistaken for bats.

Moths are more wondrous than butterflies - definitely worth taming a fear for. Check out Joseph Scheer's "Night Visions | The Secret Design of Moths."

Posted by Miss Poppy Hussein Dixon | August 23, 2008 6:30 AM

You need to get a bat. No silly- not baseball- mammal.

Posted by Vince | August 23, 2008 6:39 AM

you should be proud of our city that such a creature lives in it. it is testament to the (comparative) health of our environment.

i take every new bird species i see in my neighborhood as proof that we're doing better.

i'd have been running for the internet to figure out what species it was.

Posted by maxsolomon@home | August 23, 2008 8:07 AM


Seeing new species living in an area should not be interpreted as the ecosystem "doing better".

It may be that because of climate change or human carelessness and habitat destruction, animal and plant types have been pushed into to different parts of the world.

Native species are often wiped out when new predators move in. For example, most of the animal and plant life in the Hawaiian islands is non-native, and thousands of native Hawaiian species are now extinct.

And let's not forget the most dangerous invasive species of all.... Man! We've killed off almost all the large animals in the world, which were not prepared for a predator like us.

Posted by Sam | August 23, 2008 10:51 AM

Sam @24: don't be a fool. Moths are migratory, and these ones are commonly found as far north as Canada. It's not indicative of anything.

Miss Poppy @21, thank you for your identification and very educational link. Moths kick ass -- except for the millions of flour moths that are infesting our house right now, despite having cleaned out every corner of every cupboard.

Posted by Fnarf | August 23, 2008 12:58 PM

Kelly O and Ari Spool give common house moth can of Rize, common house moth drink Rize, freak out, Mothra out, COMMON HOUSE MOTH BECOME MOTHRA!


And no, I don't feel like letting it go.

Posted by The Incredible Sulk | August 23, 2008 3:26 PM

Not that anyone will actually read this now, but last night after reading this post I hopped into the shower to find a giant moth waiting for me, next to the shower head.

Needless to say I did my best Janet Leigh impression for this beast... including *almost* ripping down the shower curtain on my way out.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 25, 2008 4:42 PM

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