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Species Apoda biguttata - Shagreened Slug Moth - Hodges#4669

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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
Species biguttata (Shagreened Slug Moth - Hodges#4669)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apoda biguttata (Packard, 1864)
Apoda tetraspilaris Walker, 1865
Phylogenetic sequence #141225
Explanation of Names
For common name: Biology On-line says:
Covered with rough scales or points like those on shagreen (a type of leather).
Five Apoda species are found in America north of Mexico.
Wingspan 19-30 mm.
Eastern North America.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Deciduous forests.
Adults usually fly March through September.
Florida records for Febrauary.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on deciduous trees: Carpinus, hickories, oaks.

Dyar reported: "Oak. Usually on Q. alba, less commonly on other oaks." (1)

Prepupal larva; adult
Print References
Covell, p. 409, plate 55 #25 (2)
Wagner, p. 41--caterpillar (3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.The Life-Histories of the New York Slug Caterpillars
Harrison G. Dyar. 1895. Journal of the New York Entomological Society.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.