Tussock Moth

Common Name: Tussock Moth

Order Name: Lepidoptera

Family Name: Lymantriidae

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.