Woman Discovers Moth the Size of a Human Hand | 22 Words

There are over 8 million species of animals on Earth, and there are still so many we don't know about. And as strange as some of these creatures might be, there's one in particular that has recently caused a lot of drama on Facebook.

Keep scrolling to learn the truth about the creature that's left everyone freaked out...

Of course, the latest creature to cause a fright has to come from Australia...

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At this point I feel like the whole country needs to chill.

Here's the kicker...


If you wanted to look at all the animals roaming our planet, it would take around 8 years of non-stop scanning, and that's if you spent thirty seconds per photo, without eating or sleeping...

That's just madness.

Let's face it, nobody's got time for that...


That's why we've done the hard work for you, and found the weirdest of the bunch, so you don't have to spend a decade sifting through the lot.

You'll be amazed that these sometimes very unsightly beings inhabit the same planet as us!


Keep scrolling for a fright...

1. Glaucus Atlanticus

This tie-dye looking creature is also known as the blue dragon and is a species of blue sea slug.

2. Dumbo Octopus

This is an umbrella octopus, found all over the world. Its name comes from Disney's "Dumbo" because of their elephant-like ears.

3. Red-Lipped Batfish

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These little guys are found on the Galapagos Islands and are actually pretty bad swimmers, instead opting to use its fins to walk along the bottom of the sea bed! I just want to know what shade that is.

4. Panda Ant

Despite its name, and looking like an ant, it's actually a form of wingless wasp. It has also coined the name "cow-killer," due to its painful sting.

5. Sea Pig

via: Youtube

They are actually a type of sea cucumber that lives at depths of over 1000 meters! I mean if I looked like that, I probably would too.

6. Superb Bird-Of-Paradise

Superb bird-of-paradise has a small female population, which could be the reason males are so extra when it comes to attracting a mate. I wish someone would do that for me.

7. Pink Fairy Armadillo

These are the smallest species of armadillo, and definitely the cutest. They look like a pink wafer.

8. Maned Wolf

I believe the word they're looking for is werewolf... These wolves have disproportionately long legs and are extremely shy around humans, although they tend to form bonds with other animals.

9. Star-Nosed Mole

It literally looks like its head was cut off and it just stayed alive... like that.

10. Blobfish

This has to be my favorite weird animal... They only appear droopy when taken out of the sea, when pressure changes drastically. For the love of god, put it back in the sea.

11. Pacu

via: Wikipedia

This fish is the ultimate nightmare fuel... pacus have square, straight teeth, which bear a frightening resemblance to human teeth.

12. Shoebill

Welcome, all Harry Potter fans... This shoebill is a large stork-like bird that lives in the swamps of East Africa, but wouldn't look out of place on the grounds of Hogwarts.

13. Aye-Aye

You can find this crazy looking creature in Madagascar, where it spends the day tapping on wood in search of insects only to then use its giant finger to scoop its prey out. Freaky.

14. Naked Mole-Rat

For some unfathomable reason, the naked mole-rat is also known as the sand puppy... It's not like any puppy I've ever seen.

But the latest weird and wonderful creature to shock the internet might make you feel a little uneasy...


A woman in Brisbane, Australia has discovered a gigantic moth the size of a human hand. People are understandably freaked out.

Keep scrolling to see the pictures for yourself...

Pam Taylor shared pictures of the huge bug on Facebook...

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Some commented that the bug in question is actually a Giant Wood Moth, which is quite common around the area.

Taylor said she had gone back to check on the moth the following morning after she first spotted it due to the stormy weather last night.

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She was left more than surprised when she found another moth next to it.

She later gave an update that the 2 huge moths were mating...

Facebook/ Pam Taylor

"I went to check on him this morning to see if he survived the storm last night …. he definitely kept himself busy!" she posted online.

"How beautiful," another said, calling it a "Behemoth."

"Wow that is EPIC," another commented.

"Wow, that's awesome. Would love to see with wing spanned," one user said.

Facebook/ Pam Taylor

Giant Wood Moths have a wingspan of up to 10 inches and typically grow 15cm in length!

Let's just be thankful they live in Australia.

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