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Wingless Tussock Moth ♀

Orgyia sp.

Description:

Adult female wingless moth. It resembles an overweight hairy woodlouse. Once she emerges from her pupa she starts emitting pheromones to attract a male. Once mated she lays her eggs on the surface of her cocoon and dies.

Habitat:

Urban garden.

Notes:

Host plant: Syzygium cumini

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

A pretty moth....

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 4 years ago

Fascinating!

Heather R
Heather R 5 years ago

Thank you for posting this - so interesting!

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 7, 2016
Submitted on Sep 7, 2016

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