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Species Megalopyge pyxidifera - Yellow Flannel Moth - Hodges#4642

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Genus Megalopyge
Species pyxidifera (Yellow Flannel Moth - Hodges#4642)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megalopyge pyxidifera (Smith, 1797)
Phalaena pyxidifera Smith, 1797
Explanation of Names
This species was listed in the genus Lagoa in the Hodges 1983 Checklist (1). Lagoa had at times been previously treated as a synonym of Megalopyge by authors. The synonymy was revived in Becker (1995) (2). See the Megalopyge genus page for a more information.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.The Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 2
Becker, V.O. Megalopygidae. in J.B. Heppner (ed.). in J.B. Heppner (ed.). 1995. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and Scientific Publishers, 118-122.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems