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Orgyia anartoides

Painted Apple Moth at suppressed

Orgyia anartoides at suppressed - 8 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Orgyia anartoides 13 Jan 2023 ibaird
Orgyia anartoides 13 Jan 2023 donhe
Unidentified 8 Jan 2023 arjay

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User's notes

These delightful caterpillars are skeletonising the apple leaves quite successfully.


michaelb wrote:
   13 Jan 2023
donhe wrote:
   13 Jan 2023
Any identification is tentative with no view of the head or the legs. Assuming the caterpillar is facing away from the camera, I think I see two dorsal orange glands on the final two abdominal segments suggesting Lymantriinae. Also darker hairs behind the thorax and the foodplant suggests the Painted Apple Moth. I hope you can rear it in captivity, and take photos showing more diagnostic details , and better still: the adult moth.

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Species information

  • Orgyia anartoides Scientific name
  • Painted Apple Moth Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 8 Jan 2023 06:37 AM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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