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looks like a furry slug
Dear bugman,
I brushed against a tree and realized that there was this bug on my shirt. I flicked it off, and then discovered that it had stung my finger. It is about an inch long, brown, and has orange tufts on its back. Can you tell me what it is? I live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Attached are 2 pictures of it. Thank You!

The caterpillar of the Southern Flannel Moth, Megalopyge opercularis, is commonly called the Asp because of its sting.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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