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Flannel Moth

Megalopyge albicollis

Description:

A small (less than 2 inches) moth that is dark black with light yellow highlights on the back and head.

Habitat:

Found on the end of a cement block building under a light at 04:30 in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.

Notes:

Very pretty. I see very few of these.

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca a month ago
Flannel Moth
Megalopyge albicollis http://insecta.pro/images/1024/64724.jpg

4 Comments

bayucca
bayucca a month ago

Welcome!

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

Ah, flannel moth. Thanks.

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

Thanks bayucca. I don't see any common name anywhere online, but that looks like a good ID. I appreciate the help.

bayucca
bayucca a month ago

Megalopyge, Megalopyginae, Megalopyge albicollis.
http://insecta.pro/taxonomy/16163
https://stricollections.org/portal/taxa/...

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on May 11, 2011
Submitted on Jan 30, 2019

Reference

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