Abbreviated Button Slug Moth Tortricidia flexuosa Grote, 1880  Synonyms: Hodges #4654.

Description:

"There are no adult characters (including genitalia) that can be used to reliably separate the adults of the Red-crossed Button Slug from those of the Abbreviated Button Slug" (Wagner, 2005). From BugGuide, 2014: "He [Wagner] suggests that the two may in fact be the same species. Adults with more strongly patterned wings, and larvae with the lateral arms of the red dorsal mark extending only halfway down the sides of the body, are considered here to be the Abbreviated Button Slug."

There are 26 records in the project database.

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Abbreviated Button Slug Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/28/2014). Note the ID challenge indicated for this species under Description. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

An Abbreviated Button Slug Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/29/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An Abbreviated Button Slug Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/14/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Abbreviated Button Slug Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/26/2014). Verification by Roger Downer / BAMONA. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

Abbreviated Button Slug Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (2002). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

An Abbreviated Button Slug Moth larva in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An early instar Abbreviated Button Slug Moth larva in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/13/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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