Tiger Moth

Tiger Moth Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Tiger Moth
  • Order Name: Lepidoptera
  • Family Name: Arctiidae

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.

Red-Striped Tiger Moths are some of the most beautiful types of Tiger moths and are known for their white and orange wings as well as their striped fringe border. While the species are found in many parts of the world, these moths are most common in southern Asia and associated islands which are tropical. These moths feed on plant materials and are a common subject of interest for artists. The moths are typical of moths in that the eggs hatch into larvae, the larvae pupate in cocoons, and the adults ultimately emerge. Collectors of mounted insects have a preference for the Red-Striped Tiger Moth due to the beautiful markings and color.