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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Orgyiini > Orgyia

Orgyia postica (Walker, 1855) – Cocoa Tussock Moth

Females are wingless. 
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Andhra Pradesh
Goa
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
References:
  1. OD: Lacida postica Walker, 1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 4: 803. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso46brit#page/803/mode/1up.
  2. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-5/orgyiini/orgyiini_1_1.php
  3. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713. Image 109.
  4. Hampson, G. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg. 436, # 960.
  5. http://www.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Orgyia-postica.php [accessed 07 September 2018]

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Sondhi, S. 2021. Orgyia postica (Walker, 1855) – Cocoa Tussock Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356498/Orgyia-postica
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