Subject: WTB
Location: East of Shamrock Texas
August 24, 2017 10:31 am
found on one rose bush. I have 11 rose bushes. I only spotted one of these hairy cocker spaniel looking catepillars. I wont touch it.
Signature: cowchipper

Black Waved Flannel Moth Caterpillar

Dear cowchipper,
This is a Flannel Moth Caterpillar from the family Megalopygidae, a group that contains the infamous Asp.  You were wise not to touch as many Flannel Moth Caterpillars are capable of stinging.  We believe we have identified your individual as a Black Waved Flannel Moth Caterpillar,
Lagoa crispata, thanks to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Caution, Hairs on caterpillar highly irritating, as in all of this family!”

Black Waved Flannel Moth Caterpillar

Location: Shamrock, Texas

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