Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1270080

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Observation date: August 19, 2020
Submitted by: ryan harjo
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I noticed 10 of these caterpillars on one of my rose bushes; 9 on the bush, 1 on the ground underneath. They have completely denuded the foliage.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 20, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oklahoma, McIntosh County