Spiny Oak Slug Moth (Euclea delphinii)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Limacodidae
Genus: Euclea
Species: delphinii

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Brooker, Florida
Glouster, Ohio
Austin, Texas

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On Jan 24, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

WARNING: the larva to this moth has stinging spines.

With that said, this is one of my favorite caterpillars. It's a beauty, and I'm fascinated with its locomotion.

Host Plants: apple, beeches, chestnut, linden, maple, oaks, Prunis species, sycamore, willows and others.