spanish moth

When people tell me they think moths are gross and creepy but are perfectly alright with butterflies, I’m just like… what?

like, are we looking at the same bug here?

Cuz 

This

Is

Fucking

Amazing


Also, I really don’t think you’ve seen a butterfly up close before. Like, they’re really cool too, but moths are cute as fuck and butterflies are kinda creepy up close

Butterfly = 

Moth = 

There’s also just a lot of really cool facts about moths and butterflies, that make them both ten times cooler. 

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This unique hybrid moth design depicts a rare beauty of the insect world! Wear or collect this original hard enamel pin to show your love of nature’s diversity, your status as an entomology buff, or just because it’s too gorgeous to pass up! 🦋

The moth the pin is based on is a real hybrid that results from an unusual pairing between Spanish moon moth (Graellsia isabellae) and Chinese moon moth (Actias dubernardi) parents. With its beautiful vibrant colors and trailing tails, it is truly distinct and lovely among insects.

Check out my Kickstarter campaign for more information on the pin itself and how you can help make it happen! Please spread the word & thank you so much!

Aaa so I’m selling a new character I made up on a whim the other day~! I am sellin this little cutie for 30~!
They are a hybrid that actually exists irl~! The combination of a Chinese moon moth and a Spanish moon moth resulted in this little guy~ (He’s a bit shy by the looks of it, but he’ll warm up to ya~!)

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An eternal stream of moth

Video by Pohjankonna Oy, a production company founded in 2008 and based in Helsinki, Finland.

Ailanthus silkmoth (Samia cynthia), Cecropia moth (Hyalophora cecropia), Promethea silkmoth (Callosamia promethea), Luna moth (Actias luna), Spanish moon moth (Graellsia isabellae)

5-13-17 || Tbh Masashi is a character I’ve written but never really drawn or even thought to draw. He’s a Spanish Moon moth. Technically he lives at the Treehouse with Gabriel, Noriko, Riku, etc, but really hes been working for Kaneth, the resident necromancer/one of the antagonists. He’s got a thing for Gabby but he’d never move on it.

Anyway, apparently links break posts so you can’t find them in searches, I will be going through and editing all 500+ posts on this blog over the next few days. Also, my apologies for anything looking… wonky. I’m uh… currently situated on the floor on the opposite side of my office because uhhhhh our roof is leaking and the ceiling has begun to sink in and I just so happened to catch it dripping last night. Hopefully the rental company uhm… fixes it. Soon.

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Insect zodiacs! We were given the assignment to do 11 small spot illustrations and one larger for our own sign.

Identification key:

  • Aries: Death’s-head hawkmoth (Acherontia styx)
  • Taurus: Atlas beetle (Chalcosoma atlas)
  • Gemini: Golden drummer cicada (Thopha colorata)
  • Cancer: Isabella tiger moth or “woolly bear” caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella)
  • Leo: Jewel scarab beetle (Chrysina resplendens)
  • Virgo: Spanish moon moth (Graellsia isabellae)
  • Libra: Common water strider (Aquarius remigis)
  • Scorpio: Devil’s flower mantis (Idolomantis diabolica)
  • Sagittarius: Snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
  • Capricorn: Red assassin beetle (Haematoloecha rubescens)
  • Aquarius: Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
  • Pisces: Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)

Tumblr’s probably making them blurry and awful, click to see them better. I had a lot of fun with these! It was a good chance to pull from all the cool bugs I’d seen already and draw them, and also to find some new ones.