Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#696136
Adult Female - Orgyia antiqua - female

Adult Female - Orgyia antiqua - Female
Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
August 27, 2012
I assume this is a wingless female moth laying eggs on the outside of the pupa she recently emerged from. I found her on the back of a plastic lawn chair I had set in long grass under a willow tree.

Total number of eggs she eventually laid: 334

Images of this individual: tag all
Adult Female - Orgyia antiqua - female Adult Female - Orgyia antiqua - female Adult Female - Orgyia antiqua - female Adult Female - Orgyia antiqua Adult Female - Orgyia antiqua

Moved
Moved from Orgyia.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Thanks!

Orygia femaleā€¦
Resembles a Rusty Tussock female with her egg mass. The description mentions the light gray-brown coloration and short bipectinate antennae that this female seems to possess. Coincidentally, the eggs look similar, and the caterpillars would be able to feed on willow leaves if given the chance. Nice set of images, John.

Similar appearing images can be found here.

See BG reference here.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.