Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1282475

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Observation date: September 30, 2016
Submitted by: Mark Hutchinson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Straight into the face of the venomous Puss caterpillar of the Southern Flannel Moth in Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum). It probably fell into the Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), from the caterpillars larval host, the Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) which the plant is hunging beneath.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: December 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Hernando County