Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)


Lagoa crispata Black-waved Flannel Moth (Packard, 1864)
Lagoa lacyi Florida Flannel Moth (Barnes & McDunnough, 1910)
Lagoa pyxidifera Yellow Flannel Moth (Smith, 1797)
Megalopyge bissesa (Dyar, 1911)
Megalopyge lapena Schaus, 1896
Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth (J. E. Smith, 1797)
Norape ovina White Flannel Moth (Sepp, 1848)
Norape tenera (Druce, 1897)
Norape virgo (Butler, 1877)
Trosia obsolescens Dyar, 1899

Pollinator Week was June 20-26, 2022!

Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.