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White Flannel Moth

Norape ovina


Yellow, black, white caterpillar. This caterpillar was spotted in Birmingham, AL, USA. I am not sure why it is not letting me save my location.



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DanielePralong 5 years ago

Hi Chasa! This will help with changing your location:

Project Noah is a free to use app currently run by volunteers with no source of funding. We only use the basic version from Google Cloud services till we can get funded again. Unfortunately this means that location names are not recognized.
When you select location either enter coordinates if you know them, or leave it blank and press enter. With the latter option you will be taken to either your last used location or to Lat 0 Lon 0 on the map, and you can then drag and drop the pin in the correct place manually in conjunction with the zoom buttons for greater accuracy.
If you have a camera which has an attached operating location device such as GPS, or are using a mobile device with camera and location services turned on, when you upload the picture it will also read the location data and automatically put the pin in the right place.
If you know your location data you can enter it in the format 0.00 0.00 You must enter at least 2 decimal places even if they are zeroes. Use more for greater accuracy.
Put a - sign in front of the first number if you are south of the equator, and a - in front of the second number if you are west of the Greenwich meridian, so for example 40.00 -90.00 will put you somewhere near Chicago in USA.

Nice find Chasa,i change it to arthropods categorie for you :-)

Chasa 5 years ago

@maplemoth662 It is a pretty moth! It is also has venom in it's spikes if it is the White Flannel Moth(Norape ovina).

Chasa 5 years ago

@daniel.dparsons Yes, my husband took the photo. I thought it was pretty cool he caught another insect in there.

daniel.dparsons 5 years ago

You also have a wasp in the photo with the caterpillar.

maplemoth662 5 years ago

A pretty caterpillar....

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Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan

Spotted on Sep 3, 2018
Submitted on Sep 3, 2018

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