white flannel moth caterpillar
I believe we found a White Flannel Moth Caterpillar while hiking the Cumberland Trail near Crossville, TN. One of our group got a bit of a sting when brushing past this colorful caterpillar. I would like to confirm the ID if possible.
You are absolutely correct. This is a White Flannel Moth Caterpillar, Norape ovina, and the sting is quite painful.