Thursday, June 29, 2017

The saddleback caterpillar - BIODIVERSITY

The saddleback caterpillar (Acharia stimulea) is the larva of a species of moth native to eastern North America. These caterpillars have a pair of fleshy “horns” at either end, and these, like much of the body, bear urticating hairs that secrete an irritating venom. Stings can be very painful and can cause swelling, nausea, and leave a rash that can last for days.
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