Painted apple moth

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Painted apple moth
Teia anartoides (ento-csiro-au).jpg
Teia anartoides.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Orgyia
O. anartoides
Binomial name
Orgyia anartoides
(Walker, 1855)
  • Teia pusilla Butler, 1882
  • Orgyia phineus Herrich-Schäffer, [1858]
  • Teia anartoides

The painted apple moth (Orgyia anartoides) is a tussock moth native to Australia. It is notable as a pest in pine forests, and is classified as a pest in New Zealand.[1]

In New Zealand, controversy over an aerial spraying programme arose when an outbreak of the moth was identified in Auckland.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Biosecurity New Zealand, Painted Apple Moth Retrieved November 2007