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Limacodidae


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  • Variants

    • Apodidae (Insects)
    • Cochlididae
    • Cochlidiidae
    • Cochlidionidae
    • Cochliopodidae
    • Cup moths
    • Eucleidae
    • Limacodids
    • Saddleback caterpillar moths
    • Saddleback caterpillars
    • Slug caterpillar moths
    • Slug caterpillars
    • Slug moths
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Slug caterpillar moths
  • Sources

    • found: Arnett, R.H. American insects, 2000:p. 700 (Limacodidae (slug catepillar moth family))
    • found: Papp, C.S. Comp. guide to No. Am. insects, 2001:p. 186 (Slug caterpillar moths (Limacodidae))
    • found: Britannica Micro.(slug caterpillar moth: any of about 500 species constituting the family Eucleidae (also called Limacodidae) order Lepidoptera)
    • found: Web. 3(slug caterpillar)
    • found: ITIS, May 17, 2006(Limacodidae, taxonomic rank: family, common names: saddleback caterpillars, slug caterpillar moths, slug caterpillars)
    • found: Moths of Jamaica, via WWW, Sept. 4, 2020:Species lists > Limacodidae (The Limacodidae ('Slug Moths') are a small family of some 1,000 species worldwide, reaching their greatest diversity in the tropics. Like the Megalopygidae, adults are small to medium in size and have broad, rounded wings and hairy bodies. The larvae have a slug-like 'glassy' appearance and move with a wave-like motion (leading to their common name of 'Slug Moths') or are covered in stinging hairs. Many are of economic importance as defoliators of crop plants)
    • found: Encyclopedia of entomology, 2005(Slug Caterpillar Moths (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae); Slug caterpillar moths, family Limacodidae, total 1,104 known species worldwide, the largest family of Cossoidea, mostly tropical and especially biodiverse in the Oriental tropics; likely world total is near 1,600 species or more. There is no established subfamily classification thus far. The family is in the superfamily Cossoidea (series Limacodiformes) in the section Cossina, subsection Cossina, of the division Ditrysia)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 4, 2020(The Limacodidae or Eucleidae are a family of moths in the superfamily Zygaenoidea or the Cossoidea; the placement is in dispute. They are often called slug moths because their caterpillars bear a distinct resemblance to slugs. They are also called cup moths because of the shape of their cocoons)
    • found: Global Biodiversity Information Facility, via WWW, Sept. 4, 2020(Limacodidae; synonyms: Cochlidiidae; Cochlidionidae; Eucleidae)
    • found: BugGuide.net, Sept. 4, 2020(Family Limacodidae - Slug Caterpillar Moths. Other common names: Slug Caterpillars (larvae); Slug Moths (adults))
    • found: Butterflies and moths of North America website, Sept. 4, 2020(Family Limacodidae (Limacodids, Slug Caterpillar Moths); The Limacodids are members of the Superfamily Zygaenoidea, and there are about fifty North American species in this family; Larvae can be naked or densely hairy, and they usually have stinging hairs. These caterpillars move like slugs, gliding on their prolegs and suckers)
  • LC Classification

    • QL561.L54
  • Change Notes

    • 2006-05-18: new
    • 2020-11-13: revised
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