Moth displays relatively large protuberances

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#2

nope

also nope

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#3

Reeeeaaaally wish I hadn’t clicked on that.

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#4

…and I just threw up.

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#5

“Crikey, he’s a feisty one!!”

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#6

That’s disgusting! I’d like some creationist to explain just what exactly god or anybody else had in mind with that stunt.

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#7

Obviously a Japanese moth.

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#8

This isn’t as disgusting as I thought. If you want disgusting click the link below!
You were warned!

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#9

Here’s the YouTube video of Mark’s GIF http://youtu.be/QQlhGT2VMOQ

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#10

On the other hand, my first thought was “where is your god now?!”

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#11

What are we looking at here? Is that a moth getting a hard-on? I’d like to know the context of the GIF

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#12

If I am googling correctly, it is an androconial organ — an inflatable scent gland used in mating.

from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC524643/

Male salt marsh moths, Estigmene acrea (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae), possess inflatable androconial organs called coremata. Prior to mating males form aggregations and inflate their coremata en masse.

There’s a lovely picture for you.

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#13

“Click on this image of a moth ***if you want your nightmares to be made real.***”

FTFY.

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#14

unsee button please.

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#15

What you gon’ do with all that junk,
that junk everted from your trunk?
I’ma lure an inamorata,
lure her with my coremata!

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#16

Okay, so these are ‘relatively large protuberances’.
Which suggests there also are ‘freaking HUGE protuberances’ out there…

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#17

Now that’s a “grower,” ladies.

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#18

So I suppose that’s the cockroach cluster they are talking about here:

(Within the context of this thread - be very, very warned)

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#19

Unicorn chaser pls. Ideally one without a stimulated horn growth

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#20

Nah, this is the completely harmless version. Try Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl.

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