Red Moth – Free Cross-Stitch Pattern

Can a fibre artist in the goth sphere even call themselves a goth cross-stitcher if they do not have a moth cross-stitch pattern? Well, I do not need to be answering this question anymore because here is my interpretation of the light-hungry night ballerina!

The elusive Red Moth, Ruber Asellus, is the rarest member of the Saturniidae Lepidoptera family, or giant silk moths, identified by humans to date. There is nothing extraordinary in its anatomy or mating behaviour, with one exception – Red Moth has been observed to appear exclusively during the striking “blood moon” event. The lepidopterist community worldwide has yet to reach a consensus on the timeline of the Red Moth’s first identification and classification due to the short frame in which it can be observed. However, available records began on January 21, 2000 – the first of the total lunar eclipses in the 21st century – and can be attributed to a German exchange student of Entomology at the Free University of Berlin, who travelled to Bherandiala, India, on a research grant and spotted the moth during the greatest point of a blood moon at exactly 4:44 AM. 

Red Moth
Red Moth
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Published: April 6, 2023

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