Megalopyge lanata

Woolly Megalopygid

Woolly Megalopygid, Megalopyge lanata


Family: Megalopygidae

Subfamily: Megalopyginae



Caterpillars have been recorded feeding on the leaves of Lonchocarpus macrophyllus.

Lanata is from the Latin and means "wool," an allusion to the moth's furry appearance.

Species range: Mexico to Panama.

Photo data: lodge at Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras.

American Insects site