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The Stinging Flannel Moth Caterpillar (Megalopyge lanata (Megalopygidae)). Awesome nature. Attractive but venomous! Handle with Extreme Care or Do Not Handle at all. Random sightings at today's shoot on the bark of an almond tree. #nature #caterpillar #megalopyge #megalopygidae #moth #trinidadandtobago #trinidad #trini #southamerica #entomology #bugs #insects #travel #wanderlust #caribbean #westindies #almondtree #cocoon #venomous #beach #redrunway #photoshoot #islandlife #island #instaphoto #instapic #picoftheday

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Ever seen the Stinging Flannel Moth Caterpillar (Megalopyge lanata (Megalopygidae))?...right here in Trinidad? Awesome nature. Attractive but venomous! Handle with Extreme Care or Do Not Handle at all. Random sightings at today's shoot on the bark of an almond tree. #nature #caterpillar #megalopyge #megalopygidae #moth #trinidadandtobago #trinidad #trini #southamerica #entomology #bugs #insects #travel #wanderlust #caribbean #westindies #almondtree #cocoon #venomous #beach #redrunway #photoshoot #islandlife #island #instaphoto #instapic #picoftheday

9 Days ago

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14 Days ago

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16 Days ago

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this is the southern flannel moth! they're also called the puss moth, due to the cat-like fur present on both the adults and on the larvae. don't get too comfy with the larvae though - their setae are venomous and the pain is comparable to breaking a bone! credit for this image goes to nanonaturalist on tumblr! their blog is really cool, check them out! • • • #moth #moths #lepidoptera #southernflannelmoth #flannelmoth #megalopygeopercularis #megalopyge #insect #insects #bug #bugs #cute #fluffy #small #spooky #interesting #dangerous #wowie

24 Days ago

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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

37 Days ago

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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

49 Days ago

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50 Days ago

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70 Days ago

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84 Days ago

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88 Days ago

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88 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

94 Days ago

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96 Days ago

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100 Days ago

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106 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

115 Days ago

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117 Days ago

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135 Days ago

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142 Days ago