Author Topic: Does any one have a clue what the hec this bug-bat thing is? *not for the faint*  (Read 1850 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline superjaz

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 4207
my friend is in school in hokaiddo japan and this was outside her back door



and she states
"Any armature entomologist out there who can reassure me that this is not a Pan's Labyrinth-style fairy? It's gray with double freaking bat wings, NO FREAKING FACE and it's the size of my freaking hand. It's sitting right outside my dorm room door and I'm afraid to go out there in case I might anger it."

any ideas?
superjaz, that is jaz with one z count'um ONE z!
Proud mom of 2 awesome kids

Offline DemonSpawn

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 1290
No idea, but ewwww.... *cowers*
I miss 2010.

Offline superjaz

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 4207
I know! it looks like it will suck out brains, somthing from a stephen king book
superjaz, that is jaz with one z count'um ONE z!
Proud mom of 2 awesome kids

Offline Dubaby

  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 524
    • My Cosplay.com account

"Any armature entomologist out there who can reassure me that this is not a Pan's Labyrinth-style fairy?

That was seriously the first thing i thought of......no bueno. O_o
Junior Cadet of TD BRO CHAD

Offline Griff_the_dragoon

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 1757
    • Skype
It is a species of moth as you may have known but i cant find anything on it because it has no markings so people pont take pics of it
But i did find this...

Now we just need Godzilla
« Last Edit: August 04, 2009, 12:28:01 pm by Griff_the_dragoon »

China bound!!!

Offline The_Geek

  • Chibi
  • ***
  • Posts: 385
    • My Deviant Art
Moths can get really big. Search "Goliath Moth" to see the point. Then again, that isn't a goliath moth. Hm...
All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.
                                + Tom Robbins

Offline StarryShay

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 4750
Yeah, I think it's a moth too, because Bat's don't look like that. xD
Um, I don't know what kind it is though..

Offline leonmasteries

  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 715
it's a decent sized moth, what species, I don't know... but if you look at the body and detail, you can tell it's not a mammal, but a bug of some kind do to the fact it look's like it has an exo skeleton and the wings look like moth wings.

Offline Hazuza

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 1119
    • DeviantArt
It looks like a sphinx moth, but I'm not sure which species...

This one looks pretty similar, but it's also really different. o-o

I see how you can mistake it for a bat or something *_*
« Last Edit: August 04, 2009, 07:50:48 pm by Hazuza »

Offline StarryShay

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 4750
Ehh, Hazu, if I saw a sphinx moth like that I think I'd scream and run. xD

Offline superjaz

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 4207
i wish there were size indicators, the one in the pic is really big,
sadly if i look up moths from japan all that comes up is mothra
superjaz, that is jaz with one z count'um ONE z!
Proud mom of 2 awesome kids

Offline Hazuza

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 1119
    • DeviantArt
The one in the pic has about a 5.5in wingspan *_* But it was found in Florida, so I'm not sure if it's the same ><

At least not all moths are creepy~ :D
 

Offline DancingTofu

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 2185
Looks qute.  I want one as a pet. :P
moderators gonna moderate </shrug>

Offline jaybug

  • Catgirl
  • ****
  • Posts: 546
I just tried googling up Japanese moths, but really couldn't get anywhere.

Put up a poll, and ask if it's a moth.

Democracy works! lol
Have Fun

Jay

Offline EveofAbyss

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 6159
    • Facebook
Whatever it is, I love it and want one as a pet. The more bizarre a creature, the more undiscovered.....the more I'll heart them. ^_^

Looks cool to me, haha, but no, I've got no clue what it is.

If it were from Pan's Labyrinth, tell your friend to beware flabby pale dudes with eyes in their hands. Don't eat stranger's food!


Buy my book of poems!
Lord Otaku commands you!

Offline DancingTofu

  • Bunnygirl
  • *****
  • Posts: 2185
As a general rule of thumb, I won't eat much of anything after it's touched someone's eyeballs.
moderators gonna moderate </shrug>