Subject: Is this a moth?
Geographic location of the bug: https://goo.gl/maps/SqMDrFV5LQvREYKS6
Time: 06:21 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My girlfriend found this weird looking bug in the park near our home, looks like a weird moth to me, any idea what it actually is?
How you want your letter signed: Edmundo
Though we have not located an exact visual match, we are confident this is a Flannel Moth in the family Megalopygidae, and it looks very similar to a member of the family pictured on the UGA Costa Rica blog.
Update: Insecta.pro. Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash who identified this as a member of the genus Perola, we were able to find this link on
2 thoughts on “Flannel Moth from Panama”
It looks like Perola sp. In Portuguese, pérola means pearl.
Thanks Cesar. We will look for a link and update the posting.