Dalceridae

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Dalceridae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Family: Dalceridae
Dyar, 1898
Synonyms
  • Acragidae Hampson, 1918

The Dalceridae are a small family of moths with 84 known species 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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