EREBIDAE, LYMANTRIINAE

(Tussock Moths)

Many of its component species are referred to as "tussock moths" of one sort or another. The caterpillar, or larval, stage of these species often has a distinctive appearance of alternating bristles and haired projections. Many tussock moth caterpillars have urticating hairs (often hidden among longer, softer hairs) which can cause painful reactions if they come into contact with skin.

 

Adult moths of this subfamily do not feed. They usually have muted colours (browns and greys), although some are white, and tend to be very hairy. Some females are flightless, and some have reduced wings. Usually the females have a large tuft at the end of the abdomen. The males, at least, have tympanal organs (Scoble, 1995).


Wingspan: 30-80 mm

Aroa sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Albert Kang
Banaue, Ifugao
20140818
Carriola ecnomoda
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Ann van Wijgerden via projectnoah.org
Antipolo, Rizal
20130203
Carriola ecnomoda
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Ann van Wijgerden via projectnoah.org
Intramuros, Manila
20121006
Laelia sp. cf. anamesa
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
Locharna sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Desmond Allen
Balinsasayao, Negros Oriental
201711
Locharna sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Desmond Allen
Balinsasayao, Negros Oriental
201711
Olene or Dasychira sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Quezon, Nueva Ecija
20121011
Olene sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Ann van Wijgerden via projectnoah.org
Quiapo, Manila
Pantana sp. ?
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Joy Valencia Villafuerte-Hafalla
Baguio City
20140603
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Albert Kang
Mt. Guiting-Guiting, Sibuyan Island
20140620
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Boyet Tayag Presco
Kapangan, Benguet
20150721
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Jun Iriarte
Laguna
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Quezon, Nueva Ecija
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20140820
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Linda Alisto
Banaue, Ifugao
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes
Talisay, Negros Occidental
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes
Talisay, Negros Occidental
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Linda Alisto
San Luis, Aurora
0160601
Arctornis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Arctornithini)
© Rey M. Abellada
Baguio City
20151021
Euproctis varians
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Leucomini)
© Jun Iriarte
Laguna
Euproctis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Quezon, Nueva Ecija
20190928
Euproctis sp.
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Quezon, Nueva Ecija
20190928
Dura sp. nr. amianta
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Lymantriini)
© Jun Iriarte
Laguna
Lymantria brunneiplaga
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Lymantriini)
© Mike Soq
Ifugao, Benguet
Lymantria lunata ♂
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Lymantriini)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Quezon, Nueva Ecija
20120301
Lymantria lunata ♀
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Lymantriini)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Quezon, Nueva Ecija
20150203
Lymantria lunata ♀
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Lymantriini)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Quezon, Nueva Ecija
20150203
Lymantria singapura
(Erebidae; Lymantriinae; Lymantriini)
© Boyet Tayag Presco
Kapangan, Benguet
20140626
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