JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Inverted Y Slug Moth - Apoda y-inversum TL: ~12 mm. Pale orange/tan FW with brown median and ST lines that converge towards the costa. Two lines form an X-shape near anal angle. Hosts: Beech, hickory, ironwood, and oak.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Attracted to a 385 nm LED light in a semi-rural area Apoda y-inversum,Geotagged,Inverted Y Slug Moth,Summer,United States,moth,slug moth,yellow-collared slug moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Inverted Y Slug Moth - Apoda y-inversum

TL: ~12 mm. Pale orange/tan FW with brown median and ST lines that converge towards the costa. Two lines form an X-shape near anal angle. Hosts: Beech, hickory, ironwood, and oak.

Habitat: Attracted to a 385 nm LED light in a semi-rural area

    comments (4)

  1. Epic! Do you know why they have such curved abdomens? Posted 2 months ago
    1. They rest in this position, but when not at rest, they look like normal moths. In this photo, the moth is upside down and is kind of doing a headstand. I'm not sure why they rest like this - maybe an adaptation to fool predators into thinking they are something other than a moth? Posted 2 months ago
      1. I imagine that to be the case, just wondering what it is trying to mimic? Posted 2 months ago
        1. I don't know - a leaf, a dead insect, an insane moth. Or, maybe this position is just disorienting and confuses a predator so that it doesn't recognize it as a moth? Posted 2 months ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''Apoda y-inversum'', the inverted Y slug moth or yellow-collared slug moth, is a moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found in North America from Quebec and Ontario, south to Florida, west to Oklahoma and Mississippi.

The wingspan is 21–30 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August.

The larvae feed on the leaves of beech, hickory, ironwood and oak.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
View Christine Young's profile

By Christine Young

All rights reserved
Uploaded Jul 12, 2019. Captured Jul 11, 2019 22:03 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm