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Genus Apoda

Apoda y-inversum Slug moth - Apoda biguttata Shagreened Slug Moth 2013-06-12 - Apoda biguttata Inverted Y Slug Moth - Apoda y-inversum Lithacodes fasciola? - Apoda latomia Probably Apoda maxima - Apoda latomia - male Shagreened Slug Moth (Apoda biguttata) - Apoda biguttata Apoda biguttata
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apoda Haworth, 1809
Explanation of Names
Apoda means "no foot", (a- non/lacking, plus poda, Greek, foot). Refers to the caterpillar, presumably. (Based on Internet searches.)
There are about 10 species in the genus. There are 4 species in North America. (1)
The former sub-species Apoda rectilinea latomia has been elevated to species level as Apoda latomia. [cite:
The former species Apoda maxima is now considered synonymous with Apoda latomia. [cite:
Print References
Covell, illustrates biguttata and y-inversum, plate 55. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living adults and related species.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.