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

Purple-crested slug moth - Adoneta spinuloides - male Purple-crested Slug Moth Hodges #4685 (Adoneta spinuloides) - Adoneta spinuloides - male Purple-crested Slug Moth - Adoneta spinuloides purple crested slug - Adoneta spinuloides Moth with white checks - Adoneta spinuloides - male unknown moth - Adoneta spinuloides - male Purple-crested Slug Moth - Adoneta spinuloides Pennsylvania Caterpillar - 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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Adoneta spinuloide (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)
17 mm wingspan
American Hornbeam, basswood, bayberry, beech, birch, black gum, cherry, chestnut, oak, willow and other woody plants(1)

Dyar recorded on "willow, oak, wild cherry, bayberry, linden, witch-hazel, chestnut, beech, and sour-gum (Nyssa)" (2)
Print References
Cowvell, p.410, plate 55#15 (3)
Wagner p.47, (1)
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
2.The Life-Histories of the New York Slug Caterpillars
Harrison G. Dyar. 1895. Journal of the New York Entomological Society.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems