Slug Caterpillar Moths

Family Limacodidae

Moths in the family Limacodidae are usually brown, often marked with silver or green.  They are robust moths with broad wings rounded at the apex. Their larvae, slug caterpillars, lack prolegs and have only short true legs. It has been suggested they move like slugs, seeming to slowly glide along their surface of the leaf. Some slug caterpillars have stinging hairs.

Click on the thumbnail to view a larger image with information about the species

Tortricidia testacea
Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Lithacodes cf. fasciola
Prolimacodes badia
Apoda biguttata
Euclea delphinii
Miresa clarissa
Parasa chloris
Perola villosipes

American Insect site