Creatonotos gangis is a species of arctiid moth found in South East Asia and Australia. The hairy appendages are the everted coremata (male scent organs) used during courtship to release pheromones.

Creatonotos gangis is a species of arctiid moth found in South East Asia and Australia. The hairy appendages are the everted coremata (male scent organs) used during courtship to release pheromones.

The Venezuelan Poodle Moth was discovered Dr. Arthur Anker in the Gran Sabana national park in Venezuela.

The Venezuelan Poodle Moth was discovered Dr. Arthur Anker in the Gran Sabana national park in Venezuela.

Saturniid moth (Polythysana cinerascens) Valparaiso cemetery by Niall Corbet, via Flickr

Saturniid moth (Polythysana cinerascens) Valparaiso cemetery by Niall Corbet, via Flickr

Lymantriid Moth (Numenes siletti, Lymantriinae) by itchydogimages, via Flickr

Lymantriid Moth (Numenes siletti, Lymantriinae) by itchydogimages, via Flickr

Worlds largest moth - Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) by GC G@n, via Flickr

Worlds largest moth - Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) by GC G@n, via Flickr

Alert male Graellsia isabellae (Spanish Moon Moth), Canton Valais, Switzerland.  Photo by Tony Pittaway

Alert male Graellsia isabellae (Spanish Moon Moth), Canton Valais, Switzerland. Photo by Tony Pittaway

Tussock Moth (Nygmiini, Lymantriinae) by itchydogimages, via Flickr

Tussock Moth (Nygmiini, Lymantriinae) by itchydogimages, via Flickr

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