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Species Heterogenea shurtleffi - Red-eyed Button Slug Moth - Hodges#4657

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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 Heterogenea
Species shurtleffi (Red-eyed Button Slug Moth - Hodges#4657)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterogenea shurtleffi Packard, 1864
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
eastern (1)
Dyar reports: "black oak, chestnut, beech, iron wood" (2)
Life Cycle
larva; larva; adult:
See Also
Abbreviated Button Slug Moth - Tortricidia flexuosa

Red-crossed Button Slug Moth - Tortricidia pallida

Internet References
Moth Photographers Group website - Species page for Heterogenea shurtleffi
BOLDSYSTEMS website - Species page for DNA verified specimens of Heterogenea shurtleffi
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.The Life-Histories of the New York Slug Caterpillars
Harrison G. Dyar. 1895. Journal of the New York Entomological Society.