Megalopyge lanata

Woolly Megalopygid


Woolly Megalopygid, Megalopyge lanata

 

Family: Megalopygidae

Subfamily: Megalopyginae

 

 

Caterpillars have been recorded feeding on the leaves of Lonchocarpus macrophyllus.

Lanata is from the Latin and means "wool," an allusion to the moth's furry appearance.

Species range: Mexico to Panama.

Photo location: lodge at Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras.



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