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Ewok caterpillar? - Megalopyge opercularis

Ewok caterpillar? - Megalopyge opercularis
Winter Park, Orange County County, Florida, USA
August 24, 2014
Size: ~2.5 inches
Found him on my garbage cans this evening. Very soft. Brown...fur? Feathers? With two white spots. Underside is white, and feet look like suckers. Had a ridge on his back, that stuck up when I touched him--like a cat. Tail turned up a bit, too. I have a video of his face if anyone wants to see it.


Moved from ID Request.

It's one of the Flannel Moths--
An expert will probably be able to tell you which. But be careful about handling -- these can give a painful sting! Welcome to Bug Guide!

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