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The Portuguese name of this caterpillar (puppy dog) refers to its resemblance to Pekingese dogs. In english they are known as puss caterpillars. It is the larval stage of a flannel moth, belonging to the family Megalopygidae. These larvae are known for their venomous spines that can cause a painful sting and inflammation lasting for several days.
A rosebush in the yard of a house, in the outskirts of a small town.
Last photo shows its head, under its long hairs.