Scariest Moths

October 30, 2020

Lepidopterophobia is the fear of moths. What better way to celebrate Halloween by ranking the scariest moths in the world.

7. Mothra


Weighing 20,000 tons and with a length of 135 meters, it is a wonder this monster moth can fly at all. Mothra is capable of fighting Godzilla or destroying a city. Thankfully, she is usually Godzilla's friend, and has a really cool theme song. Still scary though.

6. First Computer Bug

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This moth might only be scary to computer nerds. In 1947, the first actual computer "bug" was found. This moth had found its way inside Harvard's Mark II computer, disrupting some of the electronics in the huge machine. My computer code is so buggy, I bet if you could look inside my computer, a whole nest of moths would be in there.

5. Venomoth


Venomoth is one Pokemon you definitely want to avoid. It spreads poison with every flap of its wings. Plus it knows Psychic, Confusion, Sleep Powder, and Stun Spore. Meaning it is a nightmare to battle against.

4. Meme Moth

Meme Moth

This moth just looks creepy. You can see the complete obsession with lamps in his eyes.

3. Death's Head Hawkmoth

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By <a href="//" title="User:Archaeodontosaurus">Didier Descouens</a> - <span class="int-own-work" lang="en">Own work</span>, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

The Death's Head Hawkmoth has what looks like a human skull on its back. And it is on the cover of the scary "Silence of the Lambs" movie. This brave moth sneaks into beehives to steal honey. Supposedly it can do this safely by mimicking the scent of the bees, but I think the bees are just too scared to mess with this scary moth.

2. Mothman

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By <a href="//" title="User:Triangulum">Tim Bertelink</a> - <span class="int-own-work" lang="en">Own work</span>, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

The Mothman is a mysterious mothlike flying creature with glowing red eyes, sighted in West Virginia in the 1960s. Like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster, the Mothman's existence is disputed. The Mothman is sometimes blamed for the collapse of the Silver Bridge which collapsed in 1967 and killed 46 people.

1. Battra


As if Mothra wasn't scary enough, Battra is Mothra's dark counterpart. Way scarier than Mothra, with horns, red eyes, and a mission to destroy humanity. Battra can shoot purple energy blasts out of his horns.

So tonight if you are scared, maybe leave the lights off.