Image: Sketches by Fanny Stirling, 1839

Sketches by Fanny Stirling, 1839

Sketches of the life cycle of the painted apple moth by Fanny Stirling drawn in September and October 1839.

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© Australian Museum

Notes

The painted apple moth Teia anartoides (Lymantriidae).The male (with the orange hind wings) and the flightless dumpy female next to her egg mass are figured below.

The faint pencil writing on the drawing reads:Orgyia Cuvier Latreille

The species was probably once included in Orgyia (another lymantriid genus).
 

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