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660063.10 – 4646   Megalopyge opercularis bissesa Dyar, 1911

Steve Walter
Distribution: Type locality (bissesa): Cuernavaca, MX; Santa Rosa, MX; southern Arizona; Oracle, AZ.
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Taxonomic Notes: Megalopyge bissesa Dyar, 1911 is treated as a subspecies of 4647 Megalopyge opercularis (Smith, 1797) in Becker (1995:119).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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.
  • Dyar, H.G., 1911. Descriptions of some new species and genera of Lepidoptera from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 38(1742): 267.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.24m; p. 165. Book Review and ordering

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