Do You Know What This Is? Hint: It’s Alive!
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It’s scientific name is Megalopyge Opecularis, but it’s more commonly known as the flannel moth. It’s barely an inch long, but if you happen to see one, don’t pick it up, because it’s poisonous! The sting of the flannel moth, most often found from the southern part of Texas and down into Mexico, Central and South America, can cause severe pain, radiating up a limb and causing burning, swelling, nausea, headache, abdominal distress, rashes, blisters, and sometimes chest pain, numbness, or difficulty breathing.
The flannel moth is found in a variety of colors, most often brown or gray, or occasionally brighter colors including yellow, just like the one in our video!