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Title: Dalceridae  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Dalcera, Zygaenoidea, Dalceridae, Henry Edwards (entomologist), Coleophora acompha
Collection: Dalceridae, Dalceridae of South America, Moth Families, Moths of South America
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Family: Dalceridae
Dyar, 1898
  • 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.


Former genera


  • Dalceridae genus list
  • Family description at Jamaica Moths
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