Flannel Moth from Panama

Subject:  Is this a moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  https://goo.gl/maps/SqMDrFV5LQvREYKS6
Date: 05/07/2019
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

Flannel Moth

Dear 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

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