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Furry Puss Caterpillars

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    13th Oct, 2020
  • Climate change has a significant role to play in the sudden appearance and subsequent rise in population of several different insects over the last decade.
  • It is a southern flannel moth in its larva stage.
  • After metamorphosis, the insect does not pose any threat.It closely resembles a wig or toupee.
  • It is widely regarded as one of the most poisonous of its kind in the USA.
  • The bristly hair that coats it, hides small and toxic spines that can get lodged in a person’s skin and cause immediate and intensely burning pain.
  • The caterpillars, which subsist solely on oak and elm leaves, are commonly found in parks and near structures in southern states like Texas and Missouri.
  • Asian giant hornet — a vicious predatory insect popularly dubbed the ‘murder hornet’ andhighly venomous Furry puss caterpillar are terrorizing cities across USA.

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