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Your Periodic Reminder That We’re All Surrounded by Monsters — The Brahmin Moth Caterpillar

By / 02.02.12

So, outside — what’s with that stuff? Since you’re the kind of person that likes to read nerd blogs like this one, I’m going to go ahead and assume you don’t much like going outside. No no, it’s okay, I’m not judging — you’re right not to go outside. Outside contains things like this…

The slice of nightmare fuel you’re looking at is one of the most detailed photos ever taken of a Brahmin moth caterpillar. That’s a pretty benign sounding name for something that looks like it should be bursting out of John Hurt’s chest. I’m hereby starting a petition to have this thing renamed the Satan’s Turd caterpillar.

Oh, and in my opinion the moth it turns into is only moderately less chill-inducing…

This picture isn’t magnified — moths this big and furry exist. 

So yeah, outside — don’t even bother with that sh-t.

via Geekologie


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