Flightless Vapourer Moth from Australia

Subject:  Unknown
Geographic location of the bug:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: 02/27/2018
Time: 07:27 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, I have found two of these cute  wingless bee like fuzzy bugs. It’s beige with lighter whiteish stripes and the end of its body is white. It has rabbit ear “antennas” or kind of… it only has 6 or 8 legs near its head, doesn’t move much when touched and the size is about  1/ 1.5 cm in length. I can’t really distinguish a mouth or anything else, it’s legs are skinny with no fuzziness as the rest of the body.
How you want your letter signed:  Macy

Female Vapourer Moth

Dear Macy,
This looks to us like a flightless female Vapourer Moth in the genus
Orgyia.  Though it is from England, there is a nice image on Wildlife Insight for comparison and here is a BugGuide image as well.  We have a posting of a caterpillar from the genus Orgyia from Argentina in our archives.

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