Puss Caterpillar – White (and Venomous)

Q: I’ve never seen a white caterpillar before, nor one that looks like it is covered with fur like an angora kitten. Do you know what kind it is? Is there such a thing as an albino caterpillar?

A: Yikes – don’t touch it!!

It’s a puss moth caterpillar and it hides painfully venomous spines beneath the white “fur”. They come in several colors, from white to chocolate brown.

Grab it with an old cloth and pitch it in the garbage.

see Venomous Caterpillars

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