Slowpoke Moth Athetis tarda (GuenĂ©e, 1852)  Synonyms: Anorthodes tarda, Anorthodes prima, Caradrina tarda, Hodges #9650.

Status:

Only member of its genus north of Mexico.

Description:

Caterpillar moves slowly and will feign death if disturbed.

Relationships:

Larvae feed on dead oak leaves (John Glaser).

There are 271 records in the project database.

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A Slowpoke Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/3/2015). Note the white dots around the reniform spots. Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/4/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/31/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/27/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/3/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/16/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/1/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/25/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/25/2018). Determined by Maury J. Heiman/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/21/2010). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/11/2017). Determined by Kyhl Austin/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/27/2005). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/24/2004). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/19/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Slowpoke Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/8/2007). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A female Slowpoke Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/2/2004). Note the white dots around the reniform spots. Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A female Slowpoke Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/2/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)


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