Tussock Moth

Tussock Moth Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Tussock
  • Order Name: Lepidoptera
  • Family Name: Lymantriidae

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.

Insects usual alien demeanor is often softened by adaptational features. In this case the endearing and almost human-like characteristics of this extremely hairy moth, make it more relatable. Several insect inspired characters including Jimminy Cricket have taken on rolls as teachers. Rodney Matthews, a masterful fantasy illustrator, used a similar moth to promote a folk-rock band appropriately named Tiger Moth.