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Flannel moth caterpillar

Megalopyge sp.


Length around 5cm. Photo #4 shows its head. An adult moth can be seen here:


Family Megalopygidae, Subfamily Megalopyginae, Megalopyge sp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

black wave flannel moth caterpillar
Megalopyge crispata Black-waved Flannel Moth caterpillar - Megalopyge crispata - BugGuide.Net

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Of course Sergio !

Jae a year ago


You know, Leuba, for us latins, drama is our middle name...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Fireworks - so dramatic !

Thanks Greg. Indeed, looking it slide on a branch or leaf is almost surreal.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

I love this spotting so much, what a magnificent creature...almost alien

Thank you ornithoptera80, I'll take a look at it.

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

My suggestion might not be right but I found a link that has many flannel moth species:

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 15, 2020
Submitted on Feb 16, 2020

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