amour-de-tous reblogged your photo and added:
I have had this open for like fifteen minutes…
Aaaaaah I’m so happy you like it!
Yes, it is meant to be a fuzzy-antennae’d moth (technical term???) but alas I do not know about moths native to France. And also alas I was not smart enough to google before I drew it, so I guess it could be this li’l guy or maybe this one (hard to guess the sizes)? I don’t know that much about moths in general to be honest; there was a reason I didn’t google pictures for reference and it was fear. Honestly they should go about their business outside and that’s fine, but when they come inside Combeferre needs to rescue them immediately, it’s better for everyone.
I feel like Combeferre probably has used a hat in the past to scoop up an errant moth, and maybe was not terribly careful about whose hat it was? Just grabbed whichever came closest to hand. Until it was Courfeyrac’s hat (“Don’t you know what moths do to clothes, Combeferre?” “Obviously this is a completely different species, it looks nothing like any members of the genus Tineola. And even if it were, adult moths don’t feed on fibers, only the caterpi-“ “Give me my hat.”). After that he had to try to catch them in an empty glass or just very carefully in his bare hands.