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Species Packardia geminata - Jeweled Tailed Slug Moth - Hodges#4659

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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 Packardia
Species geminata (Jeweled Tailed Slug Moth - Hodges#4659)
Hodges Number
4659
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Packardia geminata (Packard, 1864)
Size
TL = 8-12 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: Peppery pale FW with darker brown median area. ST line is marked with a string of three white dots. (1)
Food
Dyar reports: "wild cherry, white birch, black birch, oak, bayberry, sour gum, hickory, and Clethra alnifolia" (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (3)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (4)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
2.The Life-Histories of the New York Slug Caterpillars
Harrison G. Dyar. 1895. Journal of the New York Entomological Society.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems