Moth comes from its questionable existence. You may have seen this image floating around the internet a few years ago, that claimed to be a new type of moth discovered in South America. As you can see from closer inspection, this is not a real animal, it is a felt model of a very fluffy pokemon.
Looking moth. However, at the time a lot of people thought this was real or that it was clearly a fake. No, actually, neither side was correct. Obviously the felt model isn’t actually a living moth. However, a moth that is being called the venezuelan podemoth does actually exist, but to make things more confusing the felt model isn’t, even a model of the supposed venezuelan poodle moth.
Just to recap, as i’m, confusing myself even a bit here, the supposed venezuelan poodemoth is a living moth that was discovered in 2009. This popular picture that circled around the internet, claiming to be the venezuelan poodemoth, was neither a living moth nor a model of the venezuelan poodle moth.
The felt model is thought to be a model of the bombix miori, commonly known as the domestic silk moth a moth. Originally from east asia that has been domesticated over thousands of years for the purpose of farming, its cocoon silk, the silk moth bears a strong resemblance to the venezuelan poodle moth.
However, they are not the same. This brings us on to the next controversy. With this moth, we’ve established that some kind of moth that is being called the venezuelan pool moth does exist. However, images of the actual moth are very rare owing to the fact that it was only first documented in 2009 by a single photographer.
Dr arthur anchor on a trip to venezuela and few pictures have ever been taken and even fewer distributed. The only photo that can be found that is undoubtedly our supposed venezuelan poodle moth is this photo.
The others that are found on the internet are all incredibly similar, but mainly predict the previously mentioned domestic silk moth or the equally fluffy and adorable muslin moth, or even a felt model.
Now. The reason i keep referring to it as the supposed venezuelan poodemoth is because we are still not entirely sure that this is a new species. We have established that there is indeed a living moth that looks like this photographed by dr arthur anchor and is claiming to be a completely new species of moth called the venezuelan pudumoff.
There is just not enough evidence to support this, as it was only documented in 2009 by a single photographer, and only a few images exist of it. There simply hasn’t, been the scientific backing or corroboration to agree on.
If this is a new species or not, one thing is for certain. The moth in this picture is a real living moth, which is probably what matters the most as we all just want to be able to daydream about passing it.
The jury is still deciding if it’s, a real species, the fact that it is so similar to many other fluffy and adorable moth species means that many believe it could be one of these.
If the venezuelan poodle moth were to be a new species, is believed, it would be classified in the genus artesi, a genus that consists of a lot of moss, almost exactly like it. This, for example, is artesi sarabius, also known as the dot-lined white moth and is native to the american deep south.
This is artes, argentina native to you guessed it paraguay and also argentina. So you see there is a very real possibility that this is not at all a new species, just an already existing species that has been found in a new area, but it is a real living moth, and this is just a felt model now because of the Questionable existence of the moth these next few sections will be rather short, so we can briefly speculate on the details of this species as, despite there not being enough evidence.
There very well could be a new species. The pictures were taken in grand savannah, an area of southeastern venezuela full of high altitude savannah step and gallery forests. So let’s assume this is their normal habitat onto diet, most moss feed on nectar, fruit juices, animal dung and other small sources of protein.
So we can assume these moss would be much the same. Obviously we don’t know anything about their mating behavior, but most moths breeding technique are rather straightforward. Pheromones are crucially released in order to attract mates over large areas.
The male then mounts the female when they find each other and will quickly release the sperm. Usually the female moss will lay eggs attached to different surfaces like grass or leaves adaptations well.
Here we can’t really speculate. I guess what i can say is that they are adapted to be able to fly developing wings and finally threats again, nothing really to say here, as how can we know if a species is under threat? If we aren’t even sure it’s, a new species, i know it’s a different format to other animal of the weeks, but i just found this an incredibly interesting animal that i Had seen shared around on the internet – and i wanted to set a few things straight about it as much for your benefit as mine, because i was still very unsure about the existence of this animal.