Comb Feeler Moth
Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 7:04 AM
Hi bugman! Greetings from Malaysia!
I stumbled upon this little guy quite late in the night.
It is small, measuring around 4cm with an awesome pose.
Not the least camera shy, I clicked away at it, even with flash and everything it stayed put for sometime before I scooped it up into a box and let it out!
I don’t know what species this is and would appreciate your help in identifying it.
Thanks in advance
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We are not even sure what family your unusual moth belongs to taxonomically. Perhaps it is one of the Owlet Moths in the family Noctuidae or perhaps it is one of the Lappet Moths and Tent Caterpillars in the family Lasiocampidae . We hope ono of our readers will be able to provide a more thorough answer.
I think Artemesia is right, it is a Tussock moth (Lymantriidae), probably Dasychira mendosa. For comparison, check the image, second row from the bottom, at: