Southern Flannel Moth

Southern Flannel Moth

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Caption: Caterpillar of the southern flannel moth (Megalopyge opercularis) in Dallas County, Texas. Venomous spines under the hairs can produce a very painful sting, which is why this is the most dangerous caterpillar in the United States.

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