Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Spun Glass Slug Moth
Isochaetes beutenmuelleri (H. Edwards, 1889)


Family: Limacodidae
Subfamily:
Identification: Forewing yellowish with vague orangish brown lines and shading; sharpest marking a circular brown spot at midpoint between pm. and st. shades. Female larger than male; the spot thicker and blackish.
Wing Span: 1.9-2.4 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Swamp oak.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Southeastern New York to Florida, west to Missouri and Mississippi. Uncommon.
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