the rosy maple moth

i know everyone describes mothman as being a big, fluffy black (or white in some accounts) moth creature but what if, because it was usually dark/in the distance when people saw it

one time mothman comes out in the daytime and everyone sees that mothman really looks like this

mothman is pink and yellow. it’s just a huge rosy maple 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?






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. 

This is a piece in a series I did where I tried to depict creatures we see as ugly as something more beautiful and romantic. Even though I always saw moths as almost ethereal, I learned recently that many people find them gross or even scary! Almost all my pieces in this series incorporated flowers and after I saw Kieraplease’s afro flower trend I knew I wanted to draw her in my series! I also used a limited pallet here to try and mimic colors of a sunset!


The rosy maple moth (is that their name??) is def my favorite moth species so yes yes yes!!! I really love these things’ colors bc they remind me of strawberry cheesecake or something XD also they’re jus so fluffy!!!
This one’s p shy and endearing, p affectionate and loves hugs and cuddles ♥ Also she’s such a chubby little sweetie ♥♥