Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1277375

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Observation date: October 13, 2020
Submitted by: Ybag24
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I have seen these around my door and plants. They are different sizes. I sat on a chair yesterday and believe I got stung by one. My leg was in pain for about an hour so I know it wasn’t a mosquito bite. It must have been this
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: November 05, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Harris County