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Hairy Orange Caterpillar - Lagoa

Hairy Orange Caterpillar - Lagoa
Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA
October 17, 2010
Size: about 1 inch long
We saw 2 of these caterpillars on a warm Sunday afternoon in late October in Weatherford, TX. One was crawling on a live oak tree and one was on the house. The one on the house has now made a cacoon. We haven't had any luck identifying them. Anyone with information on these cool caterpillars would be great!

Moved from Megalopyge.

Moved from ID Request.

Don't touch!
This is what Texans call an asp. It has a powerful sting. I accidentally brushed my arm against one and it felt like an acid burn. I love them anyway just treat them with respect.

How about something like...
...a Southern Flannel Moth (Megalopyge opercularis)?

Be careful! They can sting!

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Maybe closer to a Black-waved Flannel Moth (Megalopyge crispata)...

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