No, that’s not an expression like “Christ on a Cracker!”

Someone in Tyler, Texas (It had to be Texas….) thinks he sees Jesus on this moth.  You know you have comedy gold just from this line:

Kirk Harper spotted the moth on an RV trailer Monday, and right away could tell it was unique. [emphasis mine]

And…oh boy…there’s a poll on that news story.  Right now 13% of the respondents can see Jesus on the moth.

Thanks muchly to Dwindling in Unbelief for finding this! Check out his larger photos of the moth, and play “spot the authority figure” on the moth thorax.

Those of you in the know will recognize this as an Imperial Moth.  It’s a broadly ranging moth in the Eastern US, including Michigan.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. nah, it’s Gandolf

  2. I don’t see it.

    Sometimes I don’t … the boundaries between prosopagnosia and pareidolia are too far apart.

  3. I see a wizard with a long, pointy beard and a funny hat. Or maybe a king with a smooshed crown.

    If I ignore the face in the middle, I see the top of a woman’s dress – shoulders, a scoop neckline, and boobs. LOL!

  4. I see a face, but it reminds me of a 60’s psychedelic poster or album cover with some black funk artist with a big monstrous afro.

  5. I see what kind of looks like a devil. I’m doomed.

  6. […] and the lamp unto my porch Bug Girl has the story — and go see it at her site, and look at the […]

  7. Jesus is not alone! There is another image even more prominent on that same moth:

  8. I have yet to see Jesus!

    Isn’t the fact that these ‘apparitions’ make the news – sad?

  9. I did see the Flying Spaghetti Monster on my dinner plate today.

  10. Naw…it’s totally Gilgamesh. Looks just like him.

  11. That’s Darth Vader, you fools! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

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  13. I see a face, but it’s not Jesus. I mean, there’s a big mole on the forehead.

  14. I don’t see it. This is too funny! Your blog is great. I will be checking back for sure.

  15. It’s Zoltan the Fortune Teller!

    Great blog!
    I’m new to it and promise not to pilfer :^D

  16. […] image not Jesus, but juggling elf! Thermopsis pointed the way from Bug Girl’s Blog — it’s not Jesus we see on the moth, but a juggling […]

  17. Well, I happen to see a sinister-looking buffalo -based life form, and it appears to be in a bad mood.

  18. No way It’s obviously Rasputin.

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