Bug of the Day: Megalopyge opercularis
This post has nothing to do with physics, Stanford, or Berkeley. However, I wanted to share it anyway. I ran into this video on Youtube:
It is a clip of a “Puss Caterpillar,” the larvae of a Flannel Moth Megalopyge opercularis. Apparently it’s poisonous and in Mexico it’s called el perrito (tiny dog). Other specimins look a little like tribbles.
I feel a little guilty, so I’ll make a couple of obligatory Stanford/Berkeley references:
- If this caterpillar were at Stanford, it would have black fur. (That’s a squirrel reference for those who aren’t familiar with Stanford fauna.)
- If this caterpillar were at Berkeley, it would be on Shattuck with a cardboard sign asking for money.
My artists renditions of these caterpillars if they attended either Stanford or Berkeley:
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