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Larva - painted apple moth

Teia anartoides

Description:

Tussock moth with white bristles in four sets. Also the adult wingless female with eggs developed from these larvae.

Habitat:

Feeding on Acacia

Notes:

Both caterpillars pupated and emerged as female wingless moths.

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5 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Finally found the ID of this wingless moth.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Incredible!!!

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Here is my other tussock moth with pics#2 and #3 showing the wingless female that emerged.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Wingless females is usual for most tussock moths. I was kind of hoping for a male so I have a chance at IDing it.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

I wonder if they got into something bad by accident. Wingless is strange.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 26, 2011
Submitted on Nov 26, 2011

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