WWW MPG website only

Digital Guide to Moth Identification

57a0041 – 4647.1   Megalopyge albicollis (Walker, 1855)
Distribution Data for Megalopyge albicollis
Large Map & Chart Report Errors About Maps
Distribution: Type locality (albicollis): Para, Brazil.
Type locality (superba): Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
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.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Edwards, H., 1884. Notes on Mexican Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species. Papilio: The organ of the New York Entomological Club, 4(4): 89.
  • 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)
  • Walker, F., 1855. Lepidoptera Heterocera. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 6: 1479.
Photographs are needed for this species.

Moth Photographers Group  at the  Mississippi Entomological Museum  at the  Mississippi State University

Send suggestions, or submit photographs to Webmaster — Moth Photographers Group

Database design and scripting support provided by Mike Boone