What a yawn! This sleepy little red bat (Lasiurus borealis) took a nap right on my fingers there. :3 These guys are my favorite. Most red bats aren’t actually this small. This one is a bit of a runt. Picture taken at Bat World Sanctuary.
my barely educated guess would be that it has to do with breeding somehow. but i don’t know for sure.
fisk, do you have info?
considering its a part of the body i doubt its a parasite
im not too keen on insect anatomy, sadly, but i’d be willing to say it’s got something to do with breeding as well— pheromone-related organs, or maybe the penis itself? i dunno. it’s not an ovipositor as far as i can tell. the smaller ones seem to be male claspers, used to hold a female during sex, so… it’s probably a dick. but i can’t be sure, obviously, it’d probably be better to go to someone with more focus on insects than me
it’s a Chionarctia Nivea - that is indeed it’s penis. Little is known about it.
It’s found in Russia, Korea, China i think and Japan
I’m gonna make a moth penis dildo and none of you motherfuckers can stop me
I’ve been seeing a lot of Godzilla hype on my dashboard so I decided to post this chart I saved from a while ago that I found on that one place that shall not be name. So if anyone is interested in getting into the Godzilla series (and by extension other Toho monster movies) because of the new movie coming out next year. Then please look at this chart.