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Wingless Tussock Moth ♀

Orgyia sp.


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.


Urban garden.


Host plant: Syzygium cumini

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maplemoth662 3 years ago

A pretty moth....

JamesPriest2 3 years ago


Heather R
Heather R 4 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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