Butterflies and moths
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Isa textula, the crowned slug moth or skiff moth is a moth of the Limacodidae family. It is found in North America from Minnesota, southern Ontario and Massachusetts to Florida and Mississippi.
The larvae feed on the leaves of various trees, including oak, cherry, maple, basswood, elm and beech. Early instars leave zigzagging tracks in the underside of leaves. They are pale green and flattened and have lobes with stinging spines and additional stinging hairs which run down the back.
Another moth, Prolimacodes badia, is also referred to by the common name skiff moth.
Isa textula Wikipedia