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The flannel moth caterpillar is furry, brightly colored, & venomous

This is a flannel moth caterpillar, or Megalopyge opercularis, walking on a tree in the Ucayali Amazon basin, north of Pucallpa in Peru. The video, filmed by Ollie Boon, showcases the caterpillar’s cute and furry looking exterior, but be warned that there are venomous spines hiding within the fluff!

The adult moth is also furry:

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h/t The Scientist.

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