https://flic.kr/p/754B5K | Lagarta - Isognathus caricae - Grajaú - RJ | Larva de <i><b>Isognathus caricae</b></i> (uma Mariposa bastante "corpulenta"). Localizada no bairro Grajaú - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Ohio's largest one day festival is held every year around October 1 on a Sunday. In much the same way Punxsutawney Phil is celebrated on Groundhog Day in which he predicts the end of winter, the Woolly Bear Caterpillar is similarly celebrated for its mythical association to winter forecasting. After the caterpillars' eggs hatch in Fall, folklore suggests the severity of an upcoming winter can be gauged by observing the amount of black versus orange in the caterpillars' bands.
Thanks to @ig_captures and @jj_justmacros for featuring my Tussock Caterpillar. If you see one don't touch it. Those hairs contain a venom that can cause an itching, burning sensation or a rash. Some people like myself are allergic to the venom and can have more severe reactions. #Padgram
Megalopygidae is the technical name of a group of insect species known generally as crinkled flannel moths. The larvae are called Puss Caterpillars, and with their long hairs, resemble cotton balls. They have venomous spines that can cause a painful sting and inflammation lasting for several days. In some cases, the sting may cause headache, nausea, and shock-like symptoms.