posted on Jun, 20 2006 @ 11:30 AM
I've seen a couple huge moths in MN. Freaked me out the first time I saw them too, I was just wondering what the heck the caterpillar looked like.
The first one I saw was about the size of my hand, it flew in the door at someones grad party and all the girls started freaking out. I had to catch
it in my hat and bring it outside. I tried to shake it off and it hit the pavement with a pretty meaty thud. I did feel bad since it was the first
monster moth I had seen and I killed it.
A friend of mine who worked at a gas station called them death moths ever since he saw one fly in the door at the gas station and it started to attack
some drunk guy, wish I could have seen that! I can only imagine how I would react.
Also, a little off topic but I can't resist in a thread about moths. For those of you who are afraid of moths, stay away from the midwest during
armyworm infestations, If you've never experienced the awesome power of forest tent caterpillars, it is something to behold, they show up every four
years and they move as a carpet so thick that they issue driving advisory's because the roads get slippery from all the guts. My dad has a picture
somewhere of his motercyle all slattered in green from driving through them. The last year they were here they were all piled about a foot and a half
deep against the back wall of my workplace and everywhere you looked, the ground was moving. Pretty gross. When they turn into moths, you can't go
anywhere with outdoor lighting without walking into a swarm of moths. I get the chills just thinking about it, I think they're coming again next