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Vampire moth discovered

Posted on Wednesday, 29 October, 2008 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: OctopusRex

Image credit: CC 3.0 Ettore Balocchi
"A previously unknown population of vampire moths has been found in Siberia."

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 Source: National Geographic

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Comment icon #5 Posted by PhoenixBird88 on 29 October, 2008, 14:21
What better way to live than feed on life itself!
Comment icon #6 Posted by newbloodmoon on 29 October, 2008, 14:32
Vampires, vampire bats, and now vampire moths, can the world get even more interesting? We shall see.
Comment icon #7 Posted by D_tRoN on 29 October, 2008, 16:40
i life in germany and i discovered those moths here too, they come at night allmost when someone sleeps, they sucked blood of my head under my hair... i first thought that was a blood sucking spider
Comment icon #8 Posted by Bill Hill on 29 October, 2008, 17:07
Sweet.... just when you're thinking moths are soft...
Comment icon #9 Posted by Azatarai on 29 October, 2008, 18:07
If not to pass on salt then what?, could it be that they are assimilating our Dna? and if they are is that good or bad? i dont want any blood sucking moth men on my doorstep
Comment icon #10 Posted by The_Scorpion on 29 October, 2008, 18:11
Like we don't have enough blood sucking creepies out there already....
Comment icon #11 Posted by www375 on 29 October, 2008, 18:12
Very far away from me.......................Good!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Grace Wayman on 29 October, 2008, 21:12
It probably sucks the life outta light bulbs. Brains! Get it? lol
Comment icon #13 Posted by Star_girl on 30 October, 2008, 5:28
What happens if you get smothered in a swarm of em?!? The stuff nightmares and corny movies are made of!
Comment icon #14 Posted by lordstanley on 3 November, 2008, 6:46
Wow!!! Send some of them to my ex's house hahahahah

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