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Species Adoneta spinuloides - Purple-crested Slug Moth - Hodges#4685

4685 Purple-crested Slug - Adoneta spinuloides Moth 06.03.2009 068 - Adoneta spinuloides Purple-crested Slug - Adoneta spinuloides Purple-crested slug caterpillar - Adoneta spinuloides Adoneta spinuloides Adoneta spinuloides Small Kentucky moth - Adoneta spinuloides Adoneta spinuloides - Purple-crested Slug Moth - Adoneta spinuloides
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Limacodidae (Slug Caterpillar Moths)
Genus Adoneta
Species spinuloides (Purple-crested Slug Moth - Hodges#4685)
Hodges Number
17 mm wingspan
Print References
Covell, p.410, plate 55#15 (1)
Wagner p.47, (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of larvae, living and pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.