Toae was alarmed to see the strange creature moving across his ceiling.
“It looked like an alien’ and he reckoned it had infiltrated his place to get shelter from the rain. I will let it stay in my house, but only for the night. I don’t want it to scare my guests away. It’s not something I’ve ever seen before. I don’t think it comes from this neighborhood,” Toae said.
At the time, he may have thought that it was a visitor from another planet, but experts believe that this creature comes from a family of moths called the Arctiinae. The species is thought to be a “creatonotos gangis,” which is typically only found in South East Asia, Indonesia and parts of Northern Australia as well.
Man is baffled to find a bizarre 'alien-like' winged creature crawling across his ceiling in Indonesia https://t.co/0LO28AVJ22
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) July 4, 2019
This is just a guess though, as there is still a great deal of controversy over what this creature actually was. Even in today’s modern world, it is common for new species to pop up that have never been seen by humans before.
If there was any place on earth for a new species of moth to be discovered, Indonesia seems like a prime location. The area is home to a wide variety of exotic plant, animal and insect life that is not seen in other parts of the world.
Additionally, Bali has become a growing tourist hot spot in recent years, earning worldwide acclaim as a top travel destination on many major websites. This has led to an expansion of the urban areas out into regions that were once jungle, putting humans into contact with rare species that may have never been seen before.
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