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Puss moth

Megalopyge opercularis

Description:

These fuzzies love the big oak tree. They pop out around July-August. They have a pretty strong sting that affects not only the sting spot, but the surrounding area making the underarms tingle and some sweating occurs. These sensations last about 24 hours. This is caused from the miniscule hairs they push off.

Habitat:

Subtropical


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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.92, Long: -90.13

Spotted on Jul 5, 2010
Submitted on Sep 5, 2011

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