The Incredible Variety of Uniquely Beautiful Moths

Adam Tanic of the educational channel Epic Wildlife listed 21 of the most uniquely beautiful moths from all over the world. Tanic also provided fascinating information about each species including locale, feeding habits,visibility, lifespan and why their specific designs help them evade predators.

Did you know there are an estimated 160 thousand species of these insects they’re closely related to butterflies and belong to the same order but experts think they evolved much earlier, around 190 million years ago. Since they’re often regarded as pests, they don’t always get the same affection that’s given to butterflies but …there are plenty of moths that are just as unusual and unique as their cousins.

Tanic is raising funds for Ranch Island Rescue, an animal shelter in Las Vegas, Nevada with this video.

We are a new animal shelter in Las Vegas dedicated to protecting all the local animals we can. …It’s an animal rescue 501(c)(3) nonprofit that allows rescued animals the opportunity for better lives and possible forever homes.

Beautiful Moths

Hummingbird Moth

Lime Hawk Moth

IO Moth

Garden Tiger Moth

White Witch Moth

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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