Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tussar Silk Moth

The monsoon is the best time to watch insects, and sometimes you don't even have to leave the hostel room! This moth is a Tussar Silk Moth that was found in the hostel. As the name suggests, the moth's larvae are used to produce a type of silk.

I have found a number of interesting moths in the buildings on campus. Check out this one (Family: Noctuidae) and this fellow (known variously as Carpenter Moth, Goat Moth).