Back in July 2018, a redditor posted a picture of a moth that landed outside his window. It got over 35 thousand upvotes, probably because of how detailed and creepy the picture looks. From there, memes about the moth started to sprout up a few
moths months later.
Most of the moth memes follow one pattern – the moth is attracted to lamps. Like the cocoon of a moth larvae that began its metamorphosis in July 2018, two months later the meme took it’s full form.