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Megalopyge opercularis by Caterpillar hunter: The larval form of the Southern Flannel Moss is deceptively adorable with its long, luxuriant hair-like setae, making it resemble a Persian cat. However, the 'fur' of the larva contains venomous spines that cause extremely painful reactions in human skin upon contact which may be localized or systemic. #Caterpillar #Southern_Flannel_Mouth

Peanut Head Moth by, via Flickr: The 'machachas' of Costa Rica is imposing, but harmless. The 'peanut' is a hollow, false head and the eyes are located directly behind it. Thanks to @Yves Paul Scherer Sciarra! #Machachas #ali_schmidt #Peanut_Head_Moth #Fulgora_laternaria

Starry Night Cracker (Hamadryas laodamia) by Scott Olmsted, Rio Silanche, Pichincha Ecuador. #Butterfly #Starry_Night_Cracker #Scott_Olmsted

Not a Muppet! by rjdudley: Apatelodes torrefacta (Dagger moth) larvum found on a fence. #Yellow_Fuzzy_Caterpillar #Apatelodes_Torrefacta #Dagger_Moth_larvum #rjdudley