Stinging Caterpillars


Fall ushers in the season for stinging caterpillars. Many are familiar with the saddleback caterpillar but there are several others that will make you say very ugly words if you brush against one! I have pictures of several kinds at http://www.walterreeves.com/insects-and-animals/poison-caterpillars-identification/
saddleback caterpillar
spiny oak slug
puss caterpillar

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  • Sue brigle
    on Aug 18, 2012

    These things are real?? I thought you were kidding.

  • Lin R
    on Aug 18, 2012

    Thanks Walter. I thought they were. They are pretty icky looking and I get so so many, but they are worth it once they turn into the butterflies.

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