The lost taxon Phalaena phadima Stoll, 1782, recognized as Megalopygidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera)
Keywords:Insecta, Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae, Megalopygidae, Prorifrons, Megalopyge, identity, distribution, Neotropical
The identity and taxonomic placement of Phalaena phadima Stoll, 1782 is established and removed from Prorifrons Barnes & McDunnough, 1911 (Lasiocampidae) to Megalopyge Hübner,  (Megalopygidae), as the senior synonym of Hydrias lecca Druce, 1890, syn. nov.
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