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Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by venus, Jun 23, 2006.

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  1. venus

    venus Founding Member

    This little guy decided to crawl on my cousins wife at a family reunion and left some pretty good size whelps on her legs..

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  2. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Caterpillars..........are a pain in the butt :p

    Hehe, I'll keep looking, but these are some of the leads I'm following as of now:

    Hemileuca maia
    (buck moth)

    Junonia coenia (buckeye butterfly).....heh, that rhymes.

    Polygonia interrogationis (question mark butterfly)

    I'm leaning toward the buckeye at the moment, yours is just a bit dark. I'll take a better look after work though, but now I gotta get back to..uh...work. :rolleyes:
     
  3. joeking

    joeking Elite Member

    cute! Do you mean it hurt her? How would it hurt? Isn't he fuzzy? Dumb questions I know:p
     
  4. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    They are more pokey than fuzzy, and most of the fuzzy caterpillars are like that because they are covered with little irritating hairs to keep them from getting eaten...which in turn can cause rashes.
     
  5. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Yep..what lacey said. The hairs may not seem very bad*** till you get the rash...Iv learned my lesson the hard way. And that specific caterpillar is covered in lil spine like things...so yeah it packs a mean punch.
     
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