Megalopyge crispata, the Black-waved flannel moth;
Flagler county, Florida (09 July 2014).
Flannel moths are famous for their more-dangerous caterpillar form. As caterpillars, they produce a fairly nasty venom that can seriously upset one’s day. As adults, they’re a bit more 90s-flannel mode. That is, they may look sort of dangerous, but, well, you know… They’re just there. Anyhow, I dig flannel moths, and the Black-waved flannel moth is a fairly fantastic and furry representative of the family.