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Top 15 Weirdest Insects in the World

14.

Flannel Moth

Facts

  • Scientific name: Megalopygidae
  • Habitat: Africa

Appearance

The cuddly moth

Where’s the front? And the back? And what even is it? Even as a caterpillar, the flannel moth has a lot of hair. It looks like thick, cozy fur. But watch out: these are actually stinging hairs, which are poisonous and can cause headaches, nausea and even paralysis in humans. Don’t touch!

Flannel Moth Flannel Moth - Photo: Ricardo de Paula Ferreira/Shutterstock


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