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Flannel moth caterpillar

Megalopyge opercularis

Description:

It is a slow caterpillar with golden brown hairs on the outside that are itchy but under those hairs is a amour layer of razor sharp spines that are venomous.It is one of the most venomous caterpillars in the world.The venom control says do not handle these insects if do take medical attention.

Habitat:

Urban places including its host plants

Notes:

they were feeding on blueberry plant

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Ornithoptera80
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Ornithoptera80

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2017
Submitted on Jul 25, 2019

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