The bright lights of the Stade de France stadium in Paris generated an unexpected star at the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal.
But it was the moth who had earlier landed on the face of Eder's emotional team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo - brought to tears after a match-ending first-half injury - that got TV watchers in a flap.
The delicate 'winger' was not alone as swarms of the insects had been seen flying around the stadium throughout the evening.
The teams and officials were seen shaking off the uninvited guests in the build-up to kick off.
The interaction with Ronaldo captured the imagination of the Twitter audience as a series of accounts popped up in tribute to the game's unlikely talking-point.
TV viewers continued to spot the moths throughout the 120-minute match as they flew in front of the glare of the stadium cameras.
Security officials later confirmed the moths had flocked to the stadium after the floodlights had been left on through the night.