Poison Caterpillars – Identification

Yowsa!

Fall is stinging caterpillar season…watch where you put your fingers as you work in the garden.

Although the welt is painful, few are dangerous unless you are especially sensitive.

Keep an eye out for these critters on the leaves of flowers and weeds.

Guide to Stinging Caterpillars

Stinging Caterpillars of the United States

saddleback caterpillar

saddleback caterpillar

saddleback caterpillar

saddleback caterpillar

hag moth caterpillar

hag moth caterpillar

puss caterpillar

puss caterpillar

spiny oak slug

spiny oak slug

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