Lithacodes fasciola – Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth

Hodges # 4665

Caterpillar foods: apple, beech, birch, elm, hickory, linden, oak, willow and other trees and shrubs  (Covell)

8/31/2008  These caterpillars are amazing to look at.  They’re like jewels – tiny (1/2 inch long), translucent, and bright colored.  I found this one on top of a leaf at night – while searching leaves with a flashlight.  Unfortunately I didn’t record what kind of leaf it was eating.


same individual also on 8/31/2008


same individual 8/31/2008 showing leaf damage


7/3/2010  An adult that came to my lights





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