Photo 7. puss caterpillars. the caterpillar at the left is fully grown; the one at right is still developing, note the recently shed (and still urticaceous) skin.
Common name: puss caterpillar (larva), southern flannel moth (adult) scientific name: megalopyge opercularis (j. e. smith 1797) (insecta: lepidoptera: zygaenoidea.
About this caterpillar: this puss caterpillar looks like you could reach out and pet it, but looks can be deceiving. underneath that long, blond hair, venomous.
From wfla: under all that fur on the puss caterpillar are venomous bristles that break off into the skin when touched by humans and cause serious pain..
The puss caterpillar, or woolly slug, is the most poisonous caterpillar in the united states. its poison is hidden in hollow spines among its hairs..
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The puss caterpillar, woolly slug, poisonous caterpillar united states. poison hidden hollow spines hairs..
Puss caterpillar. source: public health image library (phil). richard . darsie jr., phd. online: http://phil.cdc.gov. puss caterpillar, .
The fluffy cute, caterpillars . fur puss caterpillar venomous bristles break skin.
Several kinds venomous caterpillars commonly late summer - early fall. inconspicuous, encountered ' "ouch -.
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Two-year- portsmouth, va. girl hospital touching puss caterpillar..