Source: PIB, PTI, The Hindu, The Indian Express, DD News, Lok Sabha Channel, All India Radio


Months after the Asian giant hornet — a vicious predatory insect popularly dubbed the ‘murder hornet’ — was first spotted in the US state of Washington, health officials in Virginia are now warning residents to watch out for another dangerous critter — the highly venomous furry puss caterpillar.

  • The furry puss caterpillar, named after the far less vicious house cat, is essentially a southern flannel moth in its larva stage.
  • According to experts, after metamorphosis, the insect no longer poses a threat.
  • Closely resembling

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