The Tussock Moths are so-named because the caterpillars of many members have four long dense dorsal tufts of hair. Many also have other hair pencils, and also two coloured dorsal glands on abdominal segments six and seven. The adults do not feed.     [73 Aust. species] 

All species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.

Acyphas leptotypa

Arctornis submarginata PS1

Arctornis sp. GC1

Calliteara farenoides

Euproctis arrogans (female) Euproctis fimbriata

Euproctis galactopis

Euproctis sp. GC1


Euproctis habrostola (female)

Euproctis habrostola (male)

Euproctis habrostola (female) Euproctis holoxutha

Euproctis lucifuga (male)

Euproctis lucifuga (male)

Euproctis lutea (male)

Euproctis niphobola (male)


Euproctis niphobola (female)

Euproctis sp. GC7

Euproctis sp. GC8

Euproctis sp. 11



Euproctis trispila

Laelia obsoleta


Leptocneria reducta

Lymantria antennata

Lymantria antennata

Lymantria lunata


Olene cookiensis

Olene mendosa (female)

Olene mendosa

Olene mendosa (male)



Olene mendosa (male)


Orgyia australis






Orvasca aliena

Orvasca aliena larvae



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Orvasca sp.




unknown larvae 3  


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Thanks to Dr. Alexander Schintlmeister, Dresden, for assistance with identifications.

Thanks to Peter Mackey for identifications.