Wednesday, November 30, 2011
what's that bug with the green sweater?
Posted by Daricia McKnight
I thought it looked cute colored like that. Fortunately I looked it up before I tried to pet it because fuzzy and friendly, it isn't! There are stingers all over it capable of producing lasting and very painful stings.
The fuzz looks more like stingers in this photo.
Eventually saddleback caterpillars become nondescript moths, small and brown. I won't be too upset if I don't see any more, but I'm glad I got pictures of this one.
Acharia stimulea - Saddleback Caterpillar Moth
Insects of the Duke campus: Acharia stimulea