OK, I know "mildly interesting" doesn't sound as exciting as "nature is f**king lit" or "nature is metal" but this subreddit also features lit and metal pictures of Mother Earth.

Since its creation in 2012, r/MildlyInteresting has become one of the biggest communities on Reddit. It has over 18.7 million members, with thousands browsing the sub at any given moment.

As Bored Panda showed in our previous article, nature is one of the most popular themes in this colorful corner of the Internet—whether it's a random fact or a unique photo, the surprises keep on coming. Continue scrolling and check out the most recent ones.

#1

This Tree That Has Grown Across The Driveway And Sprouted More Trees Off The Top

This Tree That Has Grown Across The Driveway And Sprouted More Trees Off The Top

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Kira Okah
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2 months ago

Pretty and amazing.

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Spending some time in nature is really beneficial even if you come back without a cool photo to upload on r/MildlyInteresting. The fresh air, the sun on our skin; sometimes a short walk outside is all we need to feel refreshed and revived. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The University of Michigan, for example, conducted a study that revealed students who regularly went for a nature walk actually had a better time retaining information.

#2

Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

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Jimi Laoshi
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2 months ago

I can hear the GoT intro music just by looking at it

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#3

Flock Of Sparrows Portaying A Horse While Horses Gallop In The Background

Flock Of Sparrows Portaying A Horse While Horses Gallop In The Background

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BrokenFlame
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2 months ago

Those birds are obviously paid actors!

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In a world where we are surrounded by screens, taking the time to unplug and go outside can do wonders for reducing stress as well. Nature has a calming effect on our brains, even if we are going outside for just five minutes each day. Plus, outdoor exercise, like going for a walk, hiking, and so forth, gets the blood flowing and heart pumping, another way to lower stress levels.

#4

The Way This Ice Has Formed Looks Like A Tiny Forest

The Way This Ice Has Formed Looks Like A Tiny Forest

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alwaysMispelled
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2 months ago

Fractals!!!!!! :-D

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#5

The Way This Bird Sits While Eating

The Way This Bird Sits While Eating

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Korrie Broos
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2 months ago

It is a woodpecker, the feet of a woodpecker is not made to sit or walk on, but to hold the bird in a vertical position against a tree trunk, So when on a flat surface it is very uncomfortable for the bird.

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Studies also show that getting between 15 to 20 minutes a day of sunshine will allow your body to produce vitamin D, which helps strengthen bones and reduce the risk of cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.

Furthermore, research has shown that going outdoors can help boost the immune system.

#6

My Cat Has A Genetic Mutation That Makes Her Eyes Weird, Her Sight Is Perfect

My Cat Has A Genetic Mutation That Makes Her Eyes Weird, Her Sight Is Perfect

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

They look like glass marbles!

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#7

I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Little Owl

I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Little Owl

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

Maybe the little owl did something wrong and the fairies turned him into a mushroom!

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Some of the health benefits of nature are due to people getting more active when they are outside.

But research shows that even sitting still in nature (as with Japanese “forest bathing”) can improve health.

Patricia H Hasbach, PhD, a licensed psychotherapist and ecotherapist in Eugene, Oregon, said nature also provides a break from hours of mentally tiring “directed attention” — time spent focused on our work, our computer screen, driving.

#8

I Saw A White Deer In The Woods The Other Day

I Saw A White Deer In The Woods The Other Day

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ShyFox Studios
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2 months ago

Pretty...

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#9

My Cat Has A Cookie Shape On His Belly

My Cat Has A Cookie Shape On His Belly

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Lily Lu
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2 months ago

Looks like the underside of another cat!

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“When people interrupt directed attention with even just brief times outdoors, they tend to allow for more involuntary attention,” Hasbach explained. “This becomes quite restorative for when people have to go back to directed attention.”

These benefits, however, only show up if you put down your smartphone and give nature your full attention, whether it’s a breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon or a tree near your apartment.

#10

My Tuxedo Cat Wednesday Has White Lines Going Down Each Leg. From Underneath She Looks Skeletal

My Tuxedo Cat Wednesday Has White Lines Going Down Each Leg. From Underneath She Looks Skeletal

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AnimalsRuleHumansDrool
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2 months ago

Very cool looking cat

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#11

The Area I Used To Work In Washington Looks Like Jurassic Park

The Area I Used To Work In Washington Looks Like Jurassic Park

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ShyFox Studios
Community Member
2 months ago

This...is beautiful.

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#12

Stygian Owl Known For Red Reflection Of Their Eyes That Are Often Associated With The Devil

Stygian Owl Known For Red Reflection Of Their Eyes That Are Often Associated With The Devil

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

What a stunning bird! It's beautiful!!

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#13

The Inside Of My Purple Cabbage

The Inside Of My Purple Cabbage

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A.J Milne
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2 months ago

Sell it on eBay, you will become rich

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#14

A 225 Million Year Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Located In Arizona

A 225 Million Year Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Located In Arizona

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

I want it!

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#15

Two Roses Are Growing Out Of The Dying Remains Of The Other Rose

Two Roses Are Growing Out Of The Dying Remains Of The Other Rose

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

Rose-phoenix!

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#16

Black And White Squirrel That Came Up To Me On My Walk

Black And White Squirrel That Came Up To Me On My Walk

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Vic
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2 months ago

He is from the olden days..

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#17

I Took A Photo From The Same Spot In All 4 Seasons

I Took A Photo From The Same Spot In All 4 Seasons

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Llewella
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2 months ago

And people still wonder why I love fall so much, look at all the colors.

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#18

Blue Sky Reflecting On Neighboring Building With Storm Behind It

Blue Sky Reflecting On Neighboring Building With Storm Behind It

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Bobert Robertson
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2 months ago

Well that's a trip

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#19

How They Replanted This Forest To Smile At You In The Fall

How They Replanted This Forest To Smile At You In The Fall

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Hello, forest!

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#20

I Have Partial Heterochromia In Both Eyes

I Have Partial Heterochromia In Both Eyes

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Terje Nygård
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2 months ago

Beautiful !

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#21

A Tree Growing On The Branch Of Another Tree

A Tree Growing On The Branch Of Another Tree

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Kinga Złotkowska
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2 months ago

Showing its baby to the World.

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#22

I Found Some Icicles Looking Like Chess Pieces

I Found Some Icicles Looking Like Chess Pieces

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Commander Rex
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2 months ago

Check mate! *shatter*

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#23

The Way This Tree Stump Has A Cityscape On It

The Way This Tree Stump Has A Cityscape On It

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Bobert Robertson
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2 months ago

Woodland, Califorestia

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#24

This Snowflake Perfectly Suspended On A Spider’s Thread

This Snowflake Perfectly Suspended On A Spider’s Thread

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SongoftheStars
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2 months ago

That's just the spider trying to add a little winter festivity to his home.

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#25

This Cat Has Black Circles Around This Eyes

This Cat Has Black Circles Around This Eyes

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow! Beautiful kitty..

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#26

This Cat's Markings Make It Look Like It's Nose Is Missing

This Cat's Markings Make It Look Like It's Nose Is Missing

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Marianne
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2 months ago

What a cutie!

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#27

Found A Patch Of Moss Behind A Loading Dock That Looks Like A Tiny Tropical Island With A Palm Tree

Found A Patch Of Moss Behind A Loading Dock That Looks Like A Tiny Tropical Island With A Palm Tree

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Daphne
Community Member
2 months ago

Lovely green picture

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#28

My Cat Has A Cat In His Markings

My Cat Has A Cat In His Markings

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depressePANcake
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2 months ago

I see it!

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#29

The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow

The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

You are the chosen one :-)

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#30

Jupiter And Saturn Alignment From Italy

Jupiter And Saturn Alignment From Italy

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Natalia
Community Member
2 months ago

Great picture!

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#31

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly

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AeroHail
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2 months ago

Wow! Such a stylish looking butterfly!

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#32

Splitting Firewood And Found A Piece Resembling The Sky In "The Starry Night"

Splitting Firewood And Found A Piece Resembling The Sky In "The Starry Night"

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Debi Blackshaw
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2 months ago

gorgeous

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#33

This Rock That Looks Like A Sock

This Rock That Looks Like A Sock

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like a fossilized foot!

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#34

This Eagle Struck Me A Pose On The Top Floor Of A Mall

This Eagle Struck Me A Pose On The Top Floor Of A Mall

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

First it struck a pose .. then it stuck me.. aarrghh help..

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#35

The Way This Pumpkin Has Rotted Is Just Creepy

The Way This Pumpkin Has Rotted Is Just Creepy

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Bobert Robertson
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2 months ago

Looks like a senior citizen jack-o-lantern

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#36

Tree Fell But Grew Back Up

Tree Fell But Grew Back Up

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DogMom
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2 months ago

There’s a lesson in there for all of us

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#37

Bone Cancer In A Snake Skeleton

Bone Cancer In A Snake Skeleton

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Kira Okah
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor snake

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#38

The Skin On My Apple Kinda Looks Like The Silhouette Of A Camel

The Skin On My Apple Kinda Looks Like The Silhouette Of A Camel

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Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
2 months ago

It is!

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#39

This Knot On Our Door Glows Red When The Sun Shines On The Other Side

This Knot On Our Door Glows Red When The Sun Shines On The Other Side

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Linus Nilsson
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2 months ago

The red knot is shining. Blood has been spillt this night

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#40

The Pattern Of The Ice On My Windscreen This Morning

The Pattern Of The Ice On My Windscreen This Morning

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Emma_Aitana yay
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2 months ago

Sharp

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#41

I Went Hiking And Found A Rock/Log That Resembled A Giant Moss Puppy

I Went Hiking And Found A Rock/Log That Resembled A Giant Moss Puppy

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I'm a gay trans bitch
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2 months ago

AWWWWW

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#42

This Bridge To Nowhere. When The Tide Is Out, It Allows Beachgoers To Cross A Stream That Cuts Across The Beach

This Bridge To Nowhere. When The Tide Is Out, It Allows Beachgoers To Cross A Stream That Cuts Across The Beach

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Judy Steelman
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2 months ago

Hard to imagine a stream.

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#43

This Egg My Chicken Laid Looks Like A Kinder Surprise Egg

This Egg My Chicken Laid Looks Like A Kinder Surprise Egg

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Young Minami Kotaro
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2 months ago (edited)

Oh 😲

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#44

This Jalapeño Looks Like A T-Rex

This Jalapeño Looks Like A T-Rex

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Vic
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2 months ago

A T-Mex! Again?

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#45

Was Cutting Down A Tree At A Golf Course And Found A Golf Ball Wedged In It

Was Cutting Down A Tree At A Golf Course And Found A Golf Ball Wedged In It

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varwenea
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2 months ago

The tree must have thought it was a jawbreaker and consumed it as a snack. 😆

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#46

I Found A 5 Leaf Clover!

I Found A 5 Leaf Clover!

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Stitches
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2 months ago

luck level times 1000

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#47

I Found This Print From Where A Gray Wolf Slept In The Snow. You Can Even See Her Ribs!

I Found This Print From Where A Gray Wolf Slept In The Snow. You Can Even See Her Ribs!

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Luna Lovegood!
Community Member
2 months ago

poor thing. i bet she was cold and hungry the whole night.

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#48

Our Kiwi Vine Produces Mostly Twins And Triplet Fruits, Enough To Showcase The Cell Division Process

Our Kiwi Vine Produces Mostly Twins And Triplet Fruits, Enough To Showcase The Cell Division Process

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Natalia
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2 months ago

All fruitful trees produce twins and triplet fruits. That's why farmers select and leave on the tree only the good fruits and drop the others in an early stage, so they can have a good harvest.

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#49

This 5 Inch Moth We Found In Our House Yard Today

This 5 Inch Moth We Found In Our House Yard Today

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

nope nope nope

Edgar Rops
Community Member
2 months ago

Just a moth. If it was a spider that would have been a serious NOPE

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Earl Grey
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s a Cossid moth (Lepidoptera: Cossidae). There are many hundreds of described species, some of which can get quite large and heavy, with wingspans over 9 inches. They are unusual in that the caterpillars are wood borers rather than foliage feeders, taking 3 to 5 years to mature before pupating. That makes them the most long-lived of the Lepidoptera.

Debby B
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you for the explanation!

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Iggy
Community Member
2 months ago

What do you call the world's largest moth? A mam-moth!

Mary Peace
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha ha. And what do you call its Mom?

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kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

problem solve fire-6054d...54bea4.jpg fire-6054d8954bea4.jpg

tinker bell
Community Member
2 months ago

aw cute i dont mind moths name it pear

NMN
Community Member
2 months ago

That one is dying tho. Hope it had a good life

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AeroHail
Community Member
2 months ago

Awhh! Adorable!

windex
Community Member
2 months ago

new fear unlocked: 5 inch moths

Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

Moth(er) of God!!

Soozie Poozie
Community Member
2 months ago

Clever! :D

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Patrick McKemie
Community Member
2 months ago

Does Godzilla know about this?

Xenon
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful! Looks so soft.

Brooklyn Costley
Community Member
2 months ago

WHY ARE YOU HOLDING IT?!

Mary Peace
Community Member
2 months ago

Why ever not? It won't hurt you.

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Olive Stirk
Community Member
2 months ago

awwwwwee moth!

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

A giant friend.

giku T
Community Member
2 months ago

do you live in australia?

Amanda
Community Member
2 months ago

This photo looks like a child is holding it, the ones we have at our bush property house in AUSTRALIA are more like the size of my husbands large hands!

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

Mothra? Is that you?

Commander Rex
Community Member
2 months ago

Her child, often, her children don’t live to adulthood, which I think is sad, because we can’t create a mothra army.

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

I've seen these too a few times. Wonder where they come from.

Becky Samuel
Community Member
2 months ago

A mommy moth and a daddy moth who love each other very much...

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Stella Goldfish
Community Member
1 month ago

Magnificent

Viv Hart
Community Member
2 months ago

Def wouldn't want its caterpillar in my garden!

Alexander Bundy
Community Member
2 months ago

Mothra

Emilycookie
Community Member
2 months ago

woah!

Community Member
2 months ago

oooOOOooo cool i wanna see that.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh Geez!!! It's huge!!!

A Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

I. HATE. Moths.

Fran
Community Member
2 months ago

"Trictena atripalpis, also known as bardee grub, rain moth or waikerie is a moth of the family Hepialidae. It is found in the whole southern half of Australia." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trictena_atripalpis

Morgan
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
2 months ago

Whoa! An entomologist would probably be really interested in that one!

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd be honoured if such a lovely creature came in our house

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 months ago

Mothman as a kid.

Nicholas Williams
Community Member
2 months ago

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Katy F
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh heecckkk nooooooooo

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
2 months ago

She's beautiful.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Ahhhhh!

SF Angel
Community Member
2 months ago

Welcome to Mothra Airlines, we know you have a choice to fly and we appreciate your business.

BlackLabOwner
Community Member
2 months ago

cool srry i like insects and weird things

Cindy Jarrett
Community Member
2 months ago

😲😲😲😲

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor dead thing!

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
2 months ago

wow! huge!!!

Rcath
Community Member
2 months ago

All the nopes.

Teresa Groth
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks like the small hands are very good at handling it!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 months ago

That could do some real damage to your wool coat!!! :-(

June Dominguez
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, he is huge! Beautiful also!

Mumof1
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

It's a BEHEmoth!

Jenifer Halpern
Community Member
2 months ago

The Mothman cometh!

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
2 months ago

Holy Crow!

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
2 months ago

very cool! moths are harmless magicalunicorn...

YellowOchre
Community Member
2 months ago

NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Robinett
Community Member
2 months ago

Mothra

Margaret Brodie
Community Member
2 months ago

Amazing, and so beautiful 😻

Evan Tambolang
Community Member
2 months ago

Give this moth a lamp

June Galloway
Community Member
2 months ago

my first thought is "there goes my wool blanket", but really WOW!

H.L.Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

Ever see a luna moth? They are green, and very beautiful.

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
2 months ago

The clothing that could chew thru..OMG!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 months ago

Struth!

L Sawatzke
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW!!

Damon Tripodi
Community Member
2 months ago

you touched it!?

WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!!!!!

Patricia Stilwell
Community Member
2 months ago

If that's a 5 inch moth, you must have Trump hands...

Pippa Lee
Community Member
2 months ago

NOPE!

Glynna Bowood
Community Member
2 months ago

I never knew they could get that big!

VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
2 months ago

Where.. ?? 😲

MAKtheknife
Community Member
2 months ago

Mothra!

Abigail Nagel
Community Member
2 months ago

Ooooooh!!

『•• espresso ••』
Community Member
2 months ago

That's adorable and scary at the same time

Helen Davies
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!

Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful!

Anne Sellwood
Community Member
2 months ago

Yikes! Glory be . . . . . I'm off!!!!

23AClark
Community Member
2 months ago

I would love it, but my son would be trying to find every weapon on this planet to kill it. It would tell me "that doesn't make any sense for that moth to be thst big!" He doesn't like moths.

Community Member
2 months ago

looks like a mummy mouth

Don't Look
Community Member
2 months ago

looks pretty fluffy. :-D

DC
Community Member
2 months ago

Alive? Cool anyway, but I'd love to see such a big moth fly...

Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW!

Wolfowl
Community Member
2 months ago

My good dude, is Hollow Knight played out in your backyard?

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

No

Jennifer Courtemanche
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, wow! That's HUGE!

Tor Tor
Community Member
2 months ago

enough with the bugs

cursed--alien
Community Member
2 months ago

I didn't know moths got that big

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
2 months ago

Keep it away from your wool sweaters!