Mottephobia is the morbid and irrational fear of moths, although it has also been used in reference to the fear of butterflies. This phobia does not describe the typical “bugs are gross” response that so many people have. Rather, people who suffer from Mottephobia are legitimately afraid of moths and butterflies, and this fear gets taken to the extreme.
Again, it is important to note that phobias are irrational fears. People with Mottephobia experience extreme senses of terror beyond any normal human reaction when presented with moths or butterflies. [Read more…] about Mottephobia – Fear / Phobia of Moths