Related Program: NatureNotes Looks Soft, But It Stings! By Rudy Mancke • Oct 2, 2017 Related Program: NatureNotes TweetShareGoogle+Email Puss caterpillar. touterse [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr The puss caterpillar has stinging bristles. It is the larval form of the southern flannel moth. Listen Listening... / 1:00 NatureNotes is a production of South Carolina Public Radio. Tags: caterpillarsmothsNatureNotesNaturescetv.orgSCETV AppTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.