Touching This Bug "Will Make You Feel Like You Broke A Bone"

Exposure to the caterpillar's fur-like spines leads to an immediate skin irritation. People describe the severe pain as though you broke a bone or blunt force trauma.

It's official name is the Megalopyge opercularis. AKA the "Puss Moth" or "Wooly Slug"

They are found most commonly in Virginia and Florida.

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