common name: puss caterpillar (larva), southern flannel moth (adult) scientific name: Megalopyge opercularis (J. E. Smith ) (Insecta: Lepidoptera.
Puss moth (caterpillar in defence posture) - Pete Withers. A large white or greyish-white furry moth, the Puss moth is named after the cat-like appearance of the adult. When disturbed and as warning, the striking caterpillars will raise their head and wave twin tails, which have.
Megalopyge opercularis is a moth of the family Megalopygidae. It has numerous common names, including southern flannel moth for its adult form, and puss.