Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Megalopyge bissesa (Dyar, 1911)


Family: Megalopygidae
Subfamily:
Identification:
Wing Span: 2.8-5.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: July to September
Caterpillar Hosts: Quercus oblongifolia (Mexican blue oak) and Arctostaphylos sp. (manzanita).
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Southern Arizona, southern Texas and Mexico.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.