All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Flannel Moth Caterpillar </strong>
<em>Megalopyge crispa</em>
Oak Ridge, TN
August 17, 2008

I noticed the long white hairs sticking out from under this leaf as I was hiking at Haw Ridge. I turned the leaf over to get this photo. Like othe...
Flannel Moth Caterpillar
Megalopyge crispa
Oak Ridge, TN
August 17, 2008

I noticed the long white hairs sticking out from under this leaf as I was hiking at Haw Ridge. I turned the leaf over to get this photo. Like other caterpillars in this group, it is capable of inflicting a nasty sting! So even though it may look soft and cuddly, resist the urge to touch it if you see one of these in the woods!
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