Megalopyge sp.

Flannel Moth

Megalopygid moth, image from Guyane (French Guiana), Megalopyge sp.



Family: Megalopygidae

Subfamily: Megalopyginae


Some 225 species of Megalopygidae have been named. The majority are restricted to the Neotropics, although 11 species are found in North America.

The moth shown here appears to be a Megalopyge sp.; genus Podalia is quite similar.

Photo data: Montagne de Kaw, French Guiana.

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