Dalceridae

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Dalceridae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Family: Dalceridae
Genera

Acraga
Acragopsis
Anacraga
Ca
Dalargentina
Dalcera
Dalcerides
Dalcerina
Minacraga
Minacragides
Minonoa
Oroya
Paracraga
Protocraga
Zadalcera
Zikanyrops

Dalceridae is a small family of moths with 84 known species. They are mostly found in the Neotropical region with a few reaching the far south of the Nearctic region.

These are generally small or medium-sized moths with very hairy bodies. The larvae are rather slug-like and along with the larvae of the sister taxa Limacodidae and Megalopygidae are often known as slug caterpillars.

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