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Genus Apoda

unknown - Apoda biguttata Abbreviated Button Slug - Hodges#4654 - Apoda y-inversum Inverted Y Slug Moth - Hodges#4667 (Apoda y-inversum) ? - Apoda y-inversum Apoda biguttata 660027 – 4669 – Apoda biguttata – Shagreened Slug - Apoda biguttata inverted Y slug moth - Apoda y-inversum Apoda y-inversum Moth - Apoda y-inversum
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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 Apoda
Explanation of Names
Author of the genus is Haworth, 1809. Apoda means "no foot", I believe. (a- non/lacking, plus poda, Greek, foot). Refers to the caterpillar, presumably. (Based on Internet searches.)
Five Apoda species are found in America north of Mexico.
Print References
Covell, illustrates biguttata and y-inversum, plate 55. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living adults and related species.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.