an ambulant toupee?

 No, it’s a megalopygid moth caterpillar (via Science Alert on Facebook).  Image: Rainforest Expeditions (on Facebook) Megalopygids are also called ‘flannel moths’ (you can see images of both adults and larvae here – the larvae are quite diverse in appearance). I do wonder, after looking at this adult, if they aren’t related to the poodle […]

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this is a poodle moth…

 … and I shall call it… no, not Ben. That name’s taken. This is Ben. The And this is a poodle moth (via Animal Story): The photo’s all over the internet (especially via pinterest: there’s a particularly lovely image collection here). However, neither scirus nor google scholar searches return a scientific name for this lovely […]

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