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Species Natada nasoni - Nason's Slug Moth - Hodges#4679

NJ Nason's Slug Moth - Natada nasoni - male Natada nasoni - male Nason's Slug Moth - Natada nasoni - male Moth to porch light  - Natada nasoni - female orange moth - Natada nasoni - female Natada nasoni Moth to porch light  - Natada nasoni - female Natada nasoni - Nason's Slug Moth - Hodges#4679 - Natada nasoni
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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 Natada
Species nasoni (Nason's Slug Moth - Hodges#4679)
Hodges Number
4679
Numbers
This is one of two Nearctic species in the genus.
Range
From Missouri to the Atlantic, and south to the Gulf of Mexico.(1)
Food
Larvae feed on beech, hickory, and hornbeams.

Dyar reports: "black oak, chestnut, beech, and ironwood" (2)
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.