Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1282478

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Observation date: September 30, 2016
Submitted by: Mark Hutchinson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The infamous Southern Flannel Puss Caterpillar eating from a Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), hung beneath a Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana). The caterpillar probably fell into the Spider plant from the Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana), which is one of its larval host.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: December 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Hernando County