Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1282477

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Observation date: October 08, 2016
Submitted by: Mark Hutchinson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A view of the underside of the venomous Puss caterpillar of the Southern Flannel Moth. It probably fell into this Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), that is hanging beneath a Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) one of the caterpillars larval host.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: December 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Hernando County