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Abbreviated Button Slug - Tortricidia flexuosa TL; ~ 10 mm. Tan FW with PM and ST lines fused at costa. Hosts: Deciduous trees. Status: Common.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area<br />
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Abbreviated Button Slug - Tortricidia flexuosa

TL; ~ 10 mm. Tan FW with PM and ST lines fused at costa. Hosts: Deciduous trees. Status: Common.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area

2020(132)

    comments (10)

  1. Finally you found the ABS. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Yes, my deepest desire has finally been fulfilled.

      Incidentally,
      https://i.pinimg.com/originals/74/ed/99/74ed9951887a06df327629290094551d.jpg
      Posted 9 months ago
      1. This makes me relive a trauma. I once found a pizza place here that made a pepperoni pizza, whereas in the crust itself was a hotdog, all around the pizza. It was the best pizza ever.

        I was so happy with the discovery, planning to always get that one for the rest of my life. Like at least once per week. Instead, the 2nd time I ordered it a few weeks later, it was out of stock and off the menu. Forever.

        I tasted how gods eat, brief as it was.
        Posted 9 months ago
        1. I have NEVER heard of a hot dog being inside pizza crust! Maybe you dreamed this. Posted 9 months ago
          1. I never should have doubted you ;P

            https://www.delish.com/food-news/a26950715/dominos-hot-dog-pizza/

            You could make it yourself!
            Posted 9 months ago
            1. haha, that's the one, it looked like that!

              The point of pizza tonight is to not do anything, so sounds like too much effort.
              Posted 9 months ago
              1. Lol, well then I'll make one and mail it to you. I'm sure it will stay fresh :X. Posted 9 months ago
  2. I must ask for the origin of this funny name (??) :-D Posted 9 months ago
    1. I was curious too because I read something to the effect of "one look at Tortricidia flexuosa and you will understand how it got its common name." Of course, my response to this was, "Whaaat??" Apparently, the answer lies in the caterpillar, which kind of resembles a button and a slug:

      https://bugguide.net/node/view/224373

      I'm not sure where the "abbreviated" part in the name comes from though...
      Posted 9 months ago, modified 9 months ago
      1. Ah, yes, now I understand! :-D Posted 9 months ago

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Tortricidia flexuosa is a small slug moth in the family Limacodidae.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 21, 2020. Captured Jul 20, 2020 23:33 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm