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57a0086 – 4685   Adoneta spinuloides (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)
             Purple-crested Slug Moth

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Limacodes spinuloides Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
Limacodes ferrigera Walker, 1865
Limacodes nebulosa Wetherby, 1875
Euclea ruptilinea Walker, 1865
Adoneta voluta Clemens, 1860
Cyclopteryx leucosigma Packard, 1865
  • 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)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Adoneta spinuloides
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Adoneta spinuloides
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Adoneta spinuloides
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Adoneta spinuloides
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Adoneta spinuloides
© Troy Bartlett

Adoneta spinuloides
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Adoneta spinuloides
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Adoneta spinuloides
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