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Species Packardia elegans - Elegant Tailed Slug Moth - Hodges#4661

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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 elegans (Elegant Tailed Slug Moth - Hodges#4661)
Hodges Number
4661
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Packardia elegans (Packard, 1864)
Cyrtosia elegans Packard, 1864
Junior Synonym:
Packardia nigripunctata Goodell 1881
Size
FWL: 10-12 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: The forewings are peppery grey with indistinct white lines. ST line is marked with two black dots.(1) (2)
Range
North-eastern Missouri to Quebec and Maine, south to north-eastern Georgia. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on various woody plants, including beech, cherry and oak. (1)

Dyar reports "linden, witch-hazel, hop hornbeam, beech, maple, black birch, wild cherry, sour-gum, black oak, chestnut, hickory, and Leucothoe racemosa" (3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (4)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (5)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)
Works Cited
1.Wikipedia
2.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
3.The Life-Histories of the New York Slug Caterpillars
Harrison G. Dyar. 1895. Journal of the New York Entomological Society.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems