New footage of a eerie moth-like insect flexing its pulsating tentacles has taken the internet by storm.The creature looks to have the body of a moth with four tufted tentacles coming out of its abdomen.
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Many social media users were utterly disturbed by seeing the alien-looking insect, with one person declaring, “I’d burn the house down if I saw this.”
The insect has been found to be a Creatonotos gangis moth, and can be found across Asia and Australia.The moth’s alien-looking tentacles are actually scent organs, used to produce pheromones to attract potential mates.
The insect has since been revealed to be a Creatonotos gangis moth.The moth’s unusual tentacles are in fact scent organs, used to produce pheromones in a bid to attract mates.The moths are found across Australia’s north, including Western Australia, the Northern Territory and parts of Queensland.