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Megalopygidae
660064.004647.1Megalopyge albicollis (Walker, 1855)
Distribution Data for Megalopyge albicollis
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Distribution: Type locality (albicollis): Para, Brazil.
Type locality (superba): Vera Cruz, Mexico.
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Synonymy: Gasina albicollis Walker, 1855
Hydrias fasciata Walker, 1864
Lagoa grandis Kirby, 1892
Megalopyge vipera Schaus, 1896
Lagoa superba Edwards, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Megalopyge albicollis (Walker, 1855) is unverified north of Mexico.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Edwards, H., 1884. Notes on Mexican Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species. Papilio: The organ of the New York Entomological Club, 4(4): 89.
  • Walker, F., 1855. Lepidoptera Heterocera. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 6: 1479.
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