In Indonesia, photographed moth with hairy “tentacles”

The post in the social network collected more than 40,000 comments – most users were horrified by this strange creature with eerie hairy “tentacles”.

Scientists came to the rescue. Entomologist Gary Hevel (Gary Hevel) told The Washington Post that this is Creatonotos gangis, a type of Lepidoptera.

Such moths can be found in Southeast Asia and in some parts of Australia. They have brown front wings, each with a dark strip, and white backs. Abdomen, or abdomen, red or – sometimes – yellow.

In males – 4 korematy (this is exactly the same “terrible” shaggy tentacles), located at the end of the abdomen; they are thrown out and spread pheromones designed to attract females.