Pet Battle: [7-9] Northern Stranglethorn; [9-10] The Cape of Stranglethorn
Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)
100% Hit Chance
Attacks the enemy with 1-3 blades of wind, dealing 197 Flying damage per attack.
95% Hit Chance
Deals 295 Flying damage.
Deals 197 additional damage if the user is faster than the enemy.
Deals 197 Flying damage and increases your chance to block an attack by 100%.
Lasts 1 round.
Deals 197 Critter damage and increases your speed by 75% for 3 rounds.
50% Hit Chance
Launches a barrage of smelly pheromones at the target, each dealing up to 197 Flying damage and has a 50% chance to reduce the target's speed by 25% for 3 rounds.
80% Hit Chance
Deals 591 Flying damage and has a 25% chance to put the target to sleep for 1 round.
I have found both spawn zones in STV and checked/battled at least 50-75 in search of a rare. Apparently either I am having really bad luck or this guy really is rare to be found as a rare. Most spawns give up a rare sooner than that (for me, at least). This is the last STV upgrade I need (other than the purchased pets and Razzashi and Hyacinth). I may give in and use a stone if my next round doesn't yield a rare.
Update: Found one as secondary to Lizard Hatchling around 43,39 in NSTV
Confirming that in Northern Stranglethorn, this pet appears as primary battle pet pretty much exclusively in the Kal'ai ruins - the bluish area northeast of Grom'gol with the murlocs all over the place. Also appears as secondary battle pet in the immediate vicinity of this area.
Also found tons of these out in Mistvale Valley down in the Cape of Strangelthorn.
If you're not getting credit for catching them, catch another, I've had this problem with a few other pets, catching another one gives credit.
Took a few days to find it...but finally got a rare one today in Kal'ai Ruins. Here u find crimson moths as the first pet instead of the secondary. I found mine at coord 41/42 :D
got an uncommon one, after 1 try.
in the purple area of northern stv.
Just got mine at 51.06-50.36 at 12:55 server time (Thunderhorn) It's right about mistvale valley where all the gorillas are. Took me an hour to find a rare. Happy hunting <3
It looks like as of 5.1 there are a ton of them in the Kal'ai Ruins. The purple area in Northern Stranglethorn with all the murlocs. It also counted for the achievement immediately
As of 5.1, the moth is now working. I had to release and recapture, but got credit and the achievement today.
I have trapped several of the crimson moth and it still shows as uncaught for Eastern Kingdom catch achievement, any comments, thoughts, solutions?
Trying to find a rare from pets that spawn as a second is really awful and painful, so far all I found was it comes second from the Polly and Strand Crab.
I would go by the beach or shores as there are more stand crabs there, but the chances of finding a moth as one of the pets is like 1 in 5.
Edit: You won't find the mob as a add on the crab in the middle of the zone, you need to hit the beach area, I found a lot of crabs and moths as a second pet on Jaguero Isle, but it still seems like a 1 in 5 rate, trying to find a rare is pretty much luck.
4 random pet battles, and it was the second pet in a battle. No tricks. still waiting for it to start raining so I can get my baby ape
Caught mine in Northern Stranglethorn when i was hunting rare Polly's. There was no Kingsblood around at the time.
ent into Zul Grub and after 4 fights I got one and it happend to be a rare:
The kingsblood trick worked for me, mine spawned on second try, with a strand crawler near the river.
Nabbed mine as an add in Booty Bay, odly enough.
It is bugged for the achievement for sure though.
the kingsblood trick did NOT work at all.
tried it like 20 times now, not one spawn as main or secondary.
Finally found this after going through many pets in Northern Stranglethorn. It was tacked on to a Polly. Good luck!
OK- I saw this on Wowhead, and it works.
The Crimson Moth seems to only appear as a secondary pet, however, it is noted in the text that it loves Kingsblood. I turned on my herbalism and farmed pets only next to Kingsblood and the moth never failed to show. Best tip ever.
Ive caught this and the Wharf rat and it does not count towards the achievement either
Somehow this pet seems to be bugged for now :( Just like Darkmoon balloon, it does not appear in the Armory when obtained...