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Megalopygidae
660059.004642Megalopyge pyxidifera (Smith, 1797) – Yellow Flannel Moth

Gary Goss
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Synonymy: Phalaena pyxidifera Smith, 1797
Taxonomic Notes: Megalopyge pyxidifera 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
  • Barcode of Life Data System (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.
  • 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 BugGuide.Net
Megalopyge pyxidifera
Bob Patterson
Megalopyge pyxidifera
Carol Wolf
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Gretchen Grammer
Megalopyge pyxidifera
Carol Wolf
Megalopyge pyxidifera
Carol Wolf
Megalopyge pyxidifera
LG – Jim Troubridge
Megalopyge pyxidifera
24mm – Jim Vargo

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