Puss Moth

Subject: Yellow Moth?
Location: Maryland, U.S.
April 4, 2015 4:09 am
I found what looks to be some type of moth a few years ago on vacation in Maryland. I was hoping you could help me identify it!
Signature: Anonymous

Puss Moth
Puss Moth

Dear Anonymous,
This is a Southern Flannel Moth or Puss Moth,
Megalopyge opercularis, and though your image is several years old, your identification request is very timely because a Puss Moth Caterpillar or Asp from Ecuador is our 20,000th posting, and yours is our 20,001st.  Read more about the Puss Moth on BugGuide.

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