Genus Orgyia

Painted Acacia Moth, Orgyia anartoides

Late March 2019
Nicholls Rivulet
Image by Elaine McDonald, used with permission.
Painted Acacia Moth, Orgyia anartoides (male)

Wingless female reared from larva
Late instar larva
31st August 2019
Calverts Lagoon
Photos KE

Cocoon formed 2nd September 2019

Wingless female moth emerges 16th September (14 days after pupation)

20th September 2019 (18 days after pupation)
The wingless female was left outdoors so that she would be able to pheromone and invite males for fertilisation, but unknown if successful. She layed eggs, but they do that no matter what. She and her eggs were transported back to the tree where the reared larva was originally found.


Early September 2012
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
Photo KE

Early January 2012
Sisters Beach
Photos K

Late May 2012
Photos AD

Mid December 2016
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
Photos KE

Mid February 2023
Narawntapu National Park
Photos KE
IMG 7103  IMG 6513  IMG 6511  IMG 6514

Parasitised caterpillar that looks similar to Orgyia anartoides
Mid November 2023
Photos KE

IMG 9233 2  IMG 9234  IMG 9235  IMG 9236