Subject:  What is this bug? Geographic location of the bug:  Pavement, TX Date: 11/01/2017 Time: 05:01 PM EDT This bug has been found in front of my house and I’d like to know what it is. It’s really fuzzy and has a white underside. How you want your letter signed:  Thanks, Orange Dear Orange, This … Read more

Stinging Flannel Moth Caterpillar from Panama locally called Shinney

Subject:  Catepillar Geographic location of the bug:  Taboga Island, off the coast of Panama Date: 09/22/2017 Time: 08:49 AM EDT This specimen was photographed at my parent’s property. I know it is a moth of some type; however, I have searched unsuccessfully for a photograph of an adult specimen to inlude identification. How you want … Read more

Black Waved Flannel Moth

Subject: Black waved flannel moth Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia June 30, 2017 12:46 am I’m pretty certain that these photos are of the Black Waved Flannel Moth (checking against bug guide)(and reading that you have had endless photos of them). …I got no absolute confirmation from Bugguide but there were many photos of identical moths. The … Read more

White Flannel Moth Caterpillars

Subject: Caterpillar ID Location: Northern Virginia January 5, 2017 7:50 am Found these in early fall in Northern Virginia. Can’t find a picture of it anywhere. Any idea what it is? Signature: Chad Dear Chad, You should handle these White Flannel Moth Caterpillars, Norape ovina, with caution because according to BugGuide:  “Caterpillar has stinging spines.”