Sunday, April 19, 2009

Warm-chevroned Moth (Tortricidia testacea)

Warm-chevroned Moth - Hodges#4652 (Tortricidia testacea)

University of Alberta: The caterpillars are short-legged and slug-like, and give the family their name, the slug-caterpillar moths. They are solitary defoliators of deciduous trees.

BugGuide Species Page: Range: Nova Scotia west and south to Manitoba, Missouri, Mississippi. (Obviously, they can range as far south as northern Arkansas.)

Moth Photographers Group: Another common name: Early Button Slug Moth.

Moths of Maryland: Larva feed on beeches, birches, black cherry, chestnut, oaks, and witch hazel.