Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2013]
Needle felted model of the ever popular Venezuelan poodle moth.
The moth was first discovered and photographed in 2009 and is believed to be a new species. It's thought to belong to the lepidopteran genus Artace.
Origins: The "Venezuelan poodle moth" is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela by
The Venezuelan poodle moth was first captured on film by
Another researcher, Dr. Karl Shuker, took an interest in the fuzzy white creature with bulging black eyes and strange brown antennae. He used his background in zoology, cryptozoology, and science writing to showcase the animal on his blog among other amazing finds.
"These photographs formed just one set of numerous spectacular images that Art has taken while visiting tropical rainforests and other exotic locations worldwide, and which he has placed in photosets on the Flickr website," he wrote on his blog ShukerNature.
The so-called Venezuelan poodle moth looks like this:
Last updated: 10 July 2013
Distant, Daniel "Venezuelan Poodle Moth Confuses Scientists." The Christian Post. 29 August 2012. Atlantic. "Venezuelan Poodle Moth Is the Internet's Favorite Pet This Week." 30 August 2012. Daily Mail. "Is It a Bird? Is It a Dog? No... It's a Moth That Looks Like a POODLE!" 21 August 2012.