The most of us are not afraid of a humble moth. Why ? They’re not going to sting, bite, or pinch.).
Unfortunately, there is one moth that is dangerous. But in the wilds of South America lives a species of moth that is creepy as it is mysterious.
It has been discovered in 2008 and the vampire or calyptra has built his own reputation.
It’s believed to have evolved from a type of fruit-eating moth.
Using their long proboscis, they will pierce the skin of animals and, just like their namesake, drain the blood of their victims.
Though they have been known to munch on a human or two, they’re not terribly dangerous since they don’t carry any diseases that are transmutable to us.
However, the bite—which is delivered courtesy of the male moth—is far more irritating to human skin than, say, a typical mosquito bite.
We invite you to take a look:
What do you think? Can you imagine looking down and seeing this thing on your arm?
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