Tags: Vampire Moth, Vampire Moth, Blood-Sucking Moth, Finland Moth
Just in time for Summer! A new insect to be afraid of! The Skin-Piercing Vampire Moth made it's first appearance in Finland in 2000, according to Kauri Mikkola with the Finnish Museum of Natural History at the University of Helsinki. In the June issue of Suomen Luonto, Mikkola writes that the little bloodsucker is the first moth species in the world with the proven ability to fill its stomach with human blood; a puncture by a vampire moth can cause your skin to swell, turn reddish, and ache for several hours.