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Category: Pests & Disease

Q:  I found this strange looking caterpillar on my tree trunk.  Will you identify it for me? 

puss caterpillar

A:  Your caterpillar is called a puss moth caterpillar. The southern flannel moth, Megalopyge opercularis is an attractive small moth best known because of its larva, the puss caterpillar. The genus name Megalopyge are derived from the Greek… Read More