What You Need to Know About the Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar—AKA the Country’s Most Poisonous Caterpillar – Southern Living

 

Ever heard of the Southern flannel moth (Megalopyge opercularis)? It has a distinctive look—so if you ever run into one, you definitely won’t be able to miss it. Its larval form is unique too, and it goes by many names: furry puss caterpillar, asp, woolly slug, and opossum bug, just to name a few. More important than its varied nomenclature? The caterpillar form is also super poisonous; in fact, it is one of the most dangerous bugs in the United States…

via What You Need to Know About the Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar—AKA the Country’s Most Poisonous Caterpillar – Southern Living

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