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Flannel moth caterpillar

Megalopyge sp.

Description:

Length around 5cm. Photo #4 shows its head. An adult moth can be seen here: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/10...

Notes:

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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8 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Of course Sergio !

Jae
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
Ornithoptera80 a year ago

My suggestion might not be right but I found a link that has many flannel moth species: https://www.flickriver.com/search/Megalo...

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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