Limacodidae
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  Apoda limacodes (Festoon)    Photo © Patrick Clement

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Limacodidae

1 species. A fairly small stout moth usually included in the Macrolepidoptera but in fact a member of a mostly tropical basal family. Nocturnal and having a strange woodlouse shaped larva which has the abdominal legs replaced by small suckers with which it can adhere strongly to the leaf surface. It pupates in a brown silken cocoon which is attached to a leaf and falls to the ground with it in the autumn.

 
53.001 173 Festoon
(Apoda limacodes)
   

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