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We found this gorgeous creature in Cerro Azul. If you ever see it, please do not even dare to touch it. Only a slight touch can create serious damage or even death. . 🇪🇸 ESPAÑOL: . Encontramos esta hermosa creatura en Cerro Azul. Si alguna vez lo encuentran, por favor no intentar tocarlo, es extremadamente venenoso y puede crear serias heridas y hasta la muerte. . Megalopyge Opercularis or Puss Catterpillar . . . . #megalopygeopercularis #opercularis #megalopyge #pusscaterpillar #cerroazul #cerroazulpanama #losaltosdecerroazul #insect #poisonous #lovely #creature #panama #panamacity #chagresnationalpark #caterpillar #sunday https://www.google.com.pa/amp a/amp/s/relay.nationalgeograph graphic.com/proxy/distribution ution/public/amp/news/2014/09/ 4/09/toupee-caterpillar-venomo

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We found this gorgeous creature in Cerro Azul. If you ever see it, please do not even dare to touch it. Only a slight touch can create serious damage or even death. . 🇪🇸 ESPAÑOL: . Encontramos esta hermosa creatura en Cerro Azul. Si alguna vez lo encuentran, por favor no intentar tocarlo, es extremadamente venenoso y puede crear serias heridas y hasta la muerte. . Megalopyge Opercularis or Puss Catterpillar . . . . #megalopygeopercularis #opercularis #megalopyge #pusscaterpillar #cerroazul #cerroazulpanama #losaltosdecerroazul #insect #poisonous #lovely #creature #panama #panamacity #chagresnationalpark #caterpillar #sunday https://www.google.com.pa/amp a/amp/s/relay.nationalgeograph graphic.com/proxy/distribution ution/public/amp/news/2014/09/ 4/09/toupee-caterpillar-venomo

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The black-waved flannel moth caterpillar (Megalopyge crispata) is one ‘cat’ you never want to come into contact with. They may look cute and fluffy but contain venom-filled stinging hairs that pack a serious punch. It feels like your skin is on fire and the effects can last for hours. Last year during a botany foray with my bestie @kaydubsthehikingscientist she accidentally brushed up against one and will attest to their pain and discomfort. This species has a wide variety of host plants with this specific one munching on prairie willow (Salix humilis) in Shawnee State Forest this past weekend. #Nature #NaturePhotography #NatureGram #NatureLovers #IGNature #IGWildlife #InstaNature #InstaWildlife #Wildlife #Caterpillar #Lepidoptera #BlackWavedFlannelMoth #MegalopygeCrispata #Megalopyge #FlannelMoth #Ecology #Entomology #Insect #Ohio #OhioNature #OhioWildlife #ShawneeStateForest #OhioCaterpillers #Fall #ALGibson #TheBuckeyeBotanist

14 Days ago

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15 Days ago

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35 Days ago

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49 Days ago

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53 Days ago

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53 Days ago

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Megalopyge opercularis is one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America. Also known as puss moth caterpillars, the larva are teardrop shaped from 1 to 1.5 inches long. Although called a stinging caterpillar, the venom is actually in spines connected to a poison sac and concealed by the outer hairy surface. When touched they break off and remain in the skin releasing the venom. Intense throbbing pain develops within five minutes of contact with pain extending up the affected arm. Other symptoms may include headaches, nausea, vomiting, intense abdominal distress, lymphadenopathy, lymphadenitis, and sometimes shock or respiratory stress. Вообщем... ядовитая гусеница. Её щетинки ядовиты. Прикосновение к ним может вызвать ожог на коже, волдыри, тошноту, головную боль, а иногда и затруднение дыхания.😬. Если увидите что -то непонятное- никогда не трогайте!!!! #houstonlife #megalopyge #poison #donttouch #houston #гусеница #яд #surprise

59 Days ago

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65 Days ago

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71 Days ago

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Thanks to my wife for spotting what may be one of the coolest looking things I’ve ever seen! I’m not certain of the species (possibly Acronicta americana), this guy bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain Theoretical Physicist. Therefore, I shall call this caterpillar Albert! 🤪 UPDATE: Special thanks to my pal Doug Knowlton for a positive ID: Albert the Caterpillar is a #Megalopyge #crispata. #caterpillar #caterpillars #Acronicta #fuzzy #einstein #AlbertEinstein #bugs #insects #critters #creepy #moth #larvae #naturephotography #florida

80 Days ago

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82 Days ago

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100 Days ago

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100 Days ago

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107 Days ago

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im SO happy i got a picture of this. this a puss caterpillar ( #megalopyge #opercularis), the larval form of the southern flannel moth. this baby is the most venomous caterpillar in the united states. the "fur" on this caterpillars body contains venomous spines and is considered dangerous. touching a puss caterpillars spines causes the spines to embed themselves into your skin and break off the caterpillars body, creating immediate skin irritation and excruciating pain. victims compare the pain to breaking a bone or blunt force trauma and say it feels like youre burning alive. reactions from the sting are usually localized but are usually very severe, traveling up the body and causing burning, swelling, blisters, rashes, nausea, chest pain, numbness, difficulty breathing, among a few other things. if youre stung by one please head to a hospital. if the spines are present you can remove them with tape. yeah...dont touch these.

122 Days ago

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125 Days ago

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Esta é a Megalopyge Lanata, uma taturana. As taturanas (do Tupi antigo Tataûrana, sendo Tata=fogo + ûrana=semelhante) são conhecidas como lagartas de fogo por possuírem toxinas que causam queimaduras. Uma curiosidade interessante é que os adultos (já como mariposas) possuem o abdômen bem peludo, e as fêmeas colocam os ovos sobre os pelos arrancando o próprio abdômen, desta forma os protege de predadores, que não conseguirão acessar os ovos devido às glandulas de veneno escondidas nas pelagens. Esta é uma taturana de interesse médico, isso significa que ela é muito perigosa, e devido aos diversos casos de queimadura e envenenamento por causa dela, intervenção médica na criação de antídoto foi necessária. Elas apresentam cerdas que causam queimaduras, edemas e bolhas purulentas. Em caso de acidente, recolha o bicho, colocando-o num pote ou vidro, e dirija-se o mais rápido possível para um centro médico. Importante salientar que na natureza não existem vilões. Venenos, peçonhas e etc, são defesas naturais da criatura que propiciam o seu desenvolvimento e cumprimento de seus ciclos de vida. Lembrando que um dia todo o planeta era de florestas e matas, nós é que estamos em sua casa, e não o contrário. Não precisamos matar nenhuma taturana ou bicho do tipo. A Megalopyge Lanata se transforma em uma linda Mariposa de asas brancas. Poucos sabem que as mariposas são engrenagens importantíssimas na regulação ambiental e preservação de certas espécies, pois agem como polinizadoras, fertilizando uma sorte de plantas e flores, pois no seu processo de reprodução elas (mariposas) migram, planta por planta, para dentro das florestas. #biologia #mariposas #megalopygeLanata #taturanas #insetos #megalopyge #lanata #guararema #casa #natureza

129 Days ago

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Megalopyge Opercularis, Conocida como Oruga Peluche, Polilla gato, oruga pequines. Aunque es dificil resistir a la tentacion de tocarla, es altamente Venenosa. Una picadora en la mano causad por esta adorable criatura, puede extenderse hasta el hombro Y durar hasta 12 horas. Esta especie experimenta Ciclos altos Y bajos, pues su poblacion puede aumentar o disminuir dependiendo del clima, y disponibilidad de alimento. #arthropoda #insecta #lepidoptera #megalopygidae #megalopyge.

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