Looper Moth

Looper Moth Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Looper Moth
  • Order Name: Lepidoptera
  • Family Name: Noctuidae

The moth members of this Order of insects include a large number of diverse families. Moth groups include micro moths, leaf miners, clothes moths, plume moths, ermine moths, burnets, geometrids, silk moths, sphinx moths, tiger moths, wasp moths, noctuids, underwings and many others.

Adorned with strangely shaped tufts of hair on its thorax and abdomen and a striking golden metallic swatch on each forewing, this Noctuid moth is trying to resemble a bird dropping. Resembling bird droppings is a relatively common cryptic devise employed by a variety of tropical invertebrates including spiders, caterpillars and moths. Since many insects spend their time exposed on the leaf surfaces, it can be beneficial to resemble generally inedible object you might also find on a leaf surface such as a bird dropping. These moths have ear structures located on their thorax and include Cutworms.