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Flannel Moth Caterpillar

Megalopyge Opercularis

2 species ID suggestions

Flannel Moth Caterpillar
Family Megalopygidae Flannel Moth Caterpillar | What's That Bug?
Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis Megalopyge opercularis


YukoChartraw a year ago


MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Wow!" Incrível!

tibiprada 2 years ago

wooow ... awesome capture !

KeithRoragen 2 years ago

Flannel Moth caterpillar - Megalopyge sp. These caterpillars possess stinging hairs.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Its Caterpillar of a Moth...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

That's it ! - knew I'd seen it somewhere before... seriously, what a caterpillar !!

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

It's the thing off Donald Trumps head!

ShannaB 2 years ago

Do you have any idea what that is under there? (Caterpillar? Moth? Something else entirely?) Someone hand it a comb!!!!

reeoooe 2 years ago


Panamá, Panama

Lat: 9.17, Long: -79.42

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 4, 2012

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