Puss caterpillar, flannel moth larva (Megalopygidae)
If it bites you it will send you to the hospital. That I know. At Chaa Creek Natural History Center
The flannel moths or crinkled flannel moths (scientific name Megalopygidae) are a family of insects. The larvae are called puss caterpillars, and with their long hairs, resemble cotton balls. They have venomous spines that can cause a painful sting and inflammation lasting for several days. In some cases, the sting may cause headache, nausea, and shock-like symptoms.
Photograph by Marty Casado
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