The Striped Cat Metalworks

Milkweed Tussock Moth Hair Comb


This comb idea came about after I read an article about monarch butterflies. I know. This isn't a hair comb of a monarch butterfly. But, stay with me for a minute. There are "celebrity" animals that people throw money at all the time. Monarch butterflies are one of them.

Monarchs were recently put on the endangered species list and need our help. But, there are often other native pollinators that equally need our help yet are never spoken about. The milkweed tussock moth is one such example. These native moths also lay eggs on milkweed and their young eats and matures on the plants at the same time as the monarchs. Sadly, I also often read online posts talking about how someone was proud about crushing these eggs or baby caterpillars when found on the milkweed that they planted specifically for monarchs. They think they are a predator of monarchs and are helping them.

Education, reading as much as we can, and find reputable sources for our conservation efforts are so important. I wanted to create a special piece of an animal that we don't see depicted often so that people start asking questions. "Oh, is that a butterfly or moth on your hair comb?" And then you do the rest for these wonderful tiny creatures.

Already completed one of a kind designs such as this milkweed tussock moth hair comb will be packaged up and mailed off to you within 3-5 business days. 

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