09 December 2013

Cloth moth

Armyworm moth

A moth is an insect related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Most of this order are moths. There are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth (nearly 10 times the number of species of butterfly), with thousands of species yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species.

Made of cotton, fake fur, fabric paint, embroidery thread, wire, absolutely fascinating textile moths by Yumi Okita.

 Banded tiger moth (Apantesis vittata)

 Banded tussock moth

 Black and white wing moth (Areas galactina)

 Dark gray moth

 Dimorphic macalla moth

 Eyed-hawk moth

 Eyed-hawk moth

 Red-tailed specter moth

Yellow tiger moth (Amaxia pulchramoth)

Yumi Okita also fabrics other kinds of insects. Web site here; Etsy shop here.

Green cicada