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Genus Prolimacodes

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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 Prolimacodes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prolimacodes Schaus, 1896
Explanation of Names
From Latin pro- before, plus Limacodes (author?), which was a genus name for a number of species in this family, but is now (apparently) no long in use. That from limac/limax a snail or slug, plus suffix -odes form (1). This clearly refers to the caterpillar.
All-Leps lists three species - P. badia, P.trigona and P. undifera.
Print References
Borror, various entries (1)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.