Limacodidae

This family of about 1,000 species is mainly tropical, but has representatives all over the world. There are only two species found in the British Isles, both quite small moths but with the deep, rather rounded forewings and tent-like resting posture characteristic of the group. The proboscis is rudimentary and the adult moths do not feed. The family name derives from Limax, the Latin for slug, on account of the distinctive, slug-like larvae. (Taken from Waring and Townsend’s Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland)

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