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57a0039 – 4645   Megalopyge lapena Schaus, 1896

Charles W. Melton
Distribution: Type locality (lapena): Jalapa, Mexico.
Type locality (heteropuncta): Arizona.
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Synonymy: Megalopyge lapena Schaus, 1896
Megalopyge cyrtota Dyar, 1910
Megalopyge heteropuncta Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Notes and new species. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 4(2): 158.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.25m; p. 165. Book Review and ordering
  • Sancio, E.P., C.H. Kratzer, J.C. Carlson, 2024. Geographical and temporal distribution of Megalopygidae in the United States and Puerto Rico. Toxicon, X (2024). (Journal Pre-proof)
  • Schaus, W., 1896. New species of Heterocera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 4(2): 58.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Megalopyge lapena
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