Hari Toae and his family were shocked to find a bizarre alien-like winged bug with spooky tentacles crawling across the ceiling during a violent storm in Bali, Indonesia, last month.
According to The Daily Mail, the creepy creature had two wings and four hairy tentacles of uneven lengths. It appeared as though it was moving upside down with its legs holding on to the 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.
Experts believe the weird creature belongs to a family of moths called the Arctiinae (as a similar insect had been sighted in Indonesia in 2017) and its proper name is the Creatonotos gangis, which is only found in south-east Asia, Indonesia, and parts of Australia. According to The Sun, they have red or yellow bodies, but are best known for four pulsing tentacles that emerge out of their backsides when they feel horny and want to have sex. The translucent arms are in fact scent glands which expel pheromones, with the hairs wafting the smell toward the female moths.
This is just a guess though. What do you think this creature is? Take a look and let us know in the comments!