White Flannel Moth Caterpillar (Norape ovina) – Identification

Q: Can you identify this caterpillar for me? My wife found them on our Red Buds and unfortunately touched one. She won’t do it again!

A: It’s a white flannel moth caterpillar…Norape ovina.

All flannel moth caterpillars have stinging spines.

As your wife learned: Don’t touch this one!

Stinging Caterpillars

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