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Yellow-collared Slug Moth

Apoda y inversum, (Packard, 1864)


It is a small moth in the family, (Limacodidae). The moth has tan wings shimmer near a light. The lines are quite distinct while having three to four of them. They have a typical resting pose with the abdomen sticking up and two small antennae. The eyes are also small covered up by the scaled thorax. The hindwings are also tan colored with no lines.


Suburban, Fort Worth, Texas. Light trap at low elevation.


It is found in North America from Quebec and Ontario, south to Florida, west to Oklahoma and Mississippi. They can also be found in parts of eastern and southern Texas. At this light trap there were two females. The larvae feed on the leaves of beech, hickory, ironwood and oak, but in this area probably feed on oak which is the most common out of the list.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Aug 17, 2020
Submitted on Aug 18, 2020

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