A person who is terrified of moths writing an article about moths...strap in people, this could get interesting.

I really don't know what it is about them but moths are absolutely horrifying to me. Is it because of their big bodies? Is it because they fly like they are broken? Is it because I was so disgusted by the moth stars in "Silence of the Lambs"?

Probably all of the above.

The funny thing is I have no issues with butterflies...which some moths are, admittedly, just as pretty as butterflies.

Today, I face my fears and search through 338 species of moths found in Michigan to find some of the prettiest ones and share them with all of you.

I feel the need to note that these are just ones that I, personally, think are the prettiest but you are more than entitled to your opinion and I encourage anyone to check out the awesome list (with pictures) at ButterflyIdentification.org!

Will this change my opinion on moths in general? Absolutely not. However, if I ever see a Rosy Maple Moth in the wild, I will take it home with me because it is precious.

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