Venezuelan Poodle Moth

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Venezuelan Poodle Moth image from Dr. Arthur Anker's Flickrfeed[1]

The Venezuelan poodle moth is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. It bears similarities to the Diaphora mendica, the muslin moth, but most likely belongs to the lepidopteran genus Artace.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b Distant, Daniel (29 Aug 2012). "Venezuelan Poodle Moth Confuses Scientists". The Christian Post. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Venezuelan Poodle Moth Is the Internet's Favorite Pet This Week". The Atlantic Wire. 30 Aug 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Is it a bird? Is it a dog? No... it's a moth that looks like a POODLE!". The Daily Mail. 21 Aug 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 

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