Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Crowned Slug Moth
Isa textula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

Family: Limacodidae
Identification: Forewing brown; inconspicuous gray shading in pm. area and apical half of terminal area. No prominent markings. Hindwing brown.
Wing Span: 1.7-2.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Elms, hickories, lindens, maples, oaks, Prunus species, and other trees and shrubs.
Adult Food:
Range: Massachusetts and southern Ontario to Florida, west to Missouri and Mississippi.
Management Needs: