Genus Orgyia

Painted Acacia Moth, Orgyia anartoides

Male
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

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.

Larvae

Early September 2012
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay

Early January 2012
Sisters Beach

Late May 2012
Buckland

Mid December 2016
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay