Tiger Moth

Common Name: Tiger Moth

Order Name: Lepidoptera

Family Name: Arctiidae

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.