Southern Flannel Moth Animal Pictures

Megalopyge opercularis

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A fuzzy Southern Flannel Moth (Megalopyge opercularis) rests after emerging from its cocoon. The moth looks a bit like a tiny gerbil. The body is covered in carmel colored hairs that resemble fur. The moth is on agreen leaf.
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Macro of a Southern flannel moth. The moth is facing the right. It is an overhaed shot. The moth is quit hairy and is tan with black and yellow accents. It is on brick red background.
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Macro of a Southern flannel moth caterpillar, called a puss caterpillar. It s covered in lkhaki colored hair. It is is rounder on the end in the left frame. The end in the right frame comes to a point. It is on a green leaf with visible veins.
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Caterpillar of the Southern flannel moth on oak leaf. The caterpillar is cover in light hairs with a rusty-orange strip dissecting the length of its body. It is on a green oak leaf.
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Caterpillar of the southern flannel moth (Megalopyge opercularis). Venomous spines under the hairs can produce a very painful sting. Most dangerous caterpillar in the United States. Isolated on white background

Southern Flannel Caterpillar