saddleback caterpillar, Acharia stimulea  (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) - 1627021

saddleback caterpillar
Acharia stimulea (Clemens)

Descriptor: Larva(e)
Description: There are a few caterpillars that should not be handled because of their stinging spines. Contacting the spines of a saddleback caterpillar is every bit as painful as a bee sting.
Image location: United States

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Name: John A. Weidhass
Organization: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Image Information last updated on Friday, June 04, 2004