Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1279075

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Observation date: November 04, 2020
Submitted by: Robert Schoenberg
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Working in garden clearing out a hackberry tree. Found a wooly caterpillar on my shirt. I assume he/she stung me as i came up with a very painful rash on my arm.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: November 05, 2020
Coordinator notes: Theses caterpillars can sting very badly
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Harris County