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660061.004644Megalopyge crispata – Black-waved Flannel Moth – (Packard, 1864)

J. Merrill Lynch
Taxonomic Notes: Megalopyge (= Lagoa) crispata was listed in the genus Lagoa in the Hodges 1983 Checklist. This genus was treated as a synonym of Megalopyge by Neumoegen & Dyar (1894). This synonymy was reversed and then reapplied several times since. Becker (1995) reinstated the synonymy.
References
  • Becker, V.O., 1995. Megalopygidae, in J.B. Heppner (ed.), Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 2: Hyblaedoidea, Pyraloidea, Tortricoidea. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and Scientific Publishers. 118-122.
  • Epstein, M., 1996. Revision and phylogeny of the Limacodid-Group families, with evolutionary studies on Slug Caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 582: 1-102.
  • Species Page at BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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