Moth displays relatively large protuberances


#1

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#2

nope

also nope


#3

Reeeeaaaally wish I hadn’t clicked on that.


#4

…and I just threw up.


#5

“Crikey, he’s a feisty one!!”


#6

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


#7

Obviously a Japanese moth.


#8

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


#9

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


#10

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


#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


#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.


#13

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

FTFY.


#14

unsee button please.


#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!


#16

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


#17

Now that’s a “grower,” ladies.


#18

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

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


#19

Unicorn chaser pls. Ideally one without a stimulated horn growth


#20

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