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Megalopyge lanata

Megalopyge lanata

Description:

Pale white, with tufts of red hairs on its dorsal side. Has black hairs radiating out from its body, surrounding the caterpillar.

Notes:

I can't find much information online about this one, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to touch him.


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Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.65, Long: -82.75

Spotted on Jan 15, 2011
Submitted on Apr 28, 2011

Spotted for mission

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