Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1240073

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Observation date: December 05, 2019
Submitted by: Keysgirl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Each caterpillar was found on two separate mature twenty-five foot (25') canopy pigeon plum (Coccoloba diversifolia) trees in a closed canopy tropical hardwood hammock. Dry cool sunny day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: December 06, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Monroe County