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The Megalopyge Opercularis

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on 18 October 2012

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The Megalopyge Opercularis
By Gavin Dunton The cocoon of a Megalopyge Opercularis Do not underestimate this creature because of it's size... This larvae is actually the most poisonus caterpiller in the United States! The Megalopyge Opercularis is located in the southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. This is what would happen if you touched the caterpillar form of the Megalopyge Opercularis. So never touch one of these deadly caterpillars!

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Megalopygidae
Genus:Megalopyge
Species:M. opercularis

Megalopyge opercularis It eats the leaves of many woody plants, including apple, birch, hackberry, oak, persimmon, almond, and pecan.
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