Crowned Slug Moth (Isa textula)

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

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Buford, Georgia
Glouster, Ohio
Enid, Oklahoma

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On Jul 1, 2010, dayodayo from Elberta, AL wrote:

A picture of the moth would be nice on your website also. After searching several sites, I googled isa textula images and found it. I wasn't sure whether I had sent my report, so I clicked it again. Only one caterpillar was found at 36530. Thank you.

Negative

On Jan 20, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

WARNING; The larva to this moth has a "crown" of stinging spines. What a beauty to look at, but don't touch !

Host plants are elms, hickories, lindens, maples, oaks, Prunus species, and other trees and shrubs.

One generation in the north.

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