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: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Teia
T. anartoides
Binomial name
Teia anartoides
Walker, 1855
  • Teia pusilla Butler, 1882
  • Orgyia phineus Herrich-Schäffer, [1858]
  • Orgyia anartoides

The painted apple moth (Teia 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