Thursday, October 18, 2007

Flannel Moth Caterpillars

...They're fuzzy.......they're cute......but what ever you do don't handle them! And this is why:

From Wikipedia:

Very dangerous. Seek medical advice immediately. The venom from the spines must be treated within hours of first contact.

And the rest can be seen here along with photos and additional info. I'm telling you do not want to mess with these things.

Also Bugguide has a nice page on 2 species in the genius Megalopyge. Go a hunting and learn even more about these little devils. >:)

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