Blood-sucking Vampire Moth Discovered!


Just in time for Halloween, a new moth has been discovered in Siberia, and it feeds on blood.

Let’s hope it stays there.

It’s thought to have evolved from a fruit-eating species: “Some researchers, [Entomologist Jennifer Zaspel] noted, hypothesize that blood-feeding in insects and animals evolved from behaviors such as feeding on tears, dung, and pus-filled wounds.”


I’ll take these guys, thanks.

Posted October 29, 2008 at 10:20am ETC by Andy Towle
in Halloween, Nature, News