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57a0064 – 4652   Tortricidia testacea Packard, 1864
             Early Button Slug Moth

Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Suggested by Heppner as a species straying into, but not breeding in, Florida.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tortricidia testacea Packard, 1864
Tortricidia crypta Dyar, 1902
Taxonomic Notes: Tortricidia testacea Packard, 1864 includes as a synonym Tortricidia crypta Dyar, 1902, formerly a subspecies of testacea (Epstein & Fiesler in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.46m, 20.47f; p. 163. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Wagner, D.L., 2005. Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press, 1-512.
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