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

July moth a - Adoneta spinuloides - male Adoneta spinuloides - male purple crested slug - Adoneta spinuloides Moth to porch light  - Adoneta spinuloides - male Adoneta spinuloides Purple-crested Slug Moth - Adoneta spinuloides - female Slug Moth--Is it saddleback caterpillar moth? - Adoneta spinuloides Purple-crested Slug Moth - Adoneta spinuloides
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Classification
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
4685
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Adoneta spinuloide (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)
Size
17 mm wingspan
Food
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