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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Identify this please!

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Houston, TX

November 8, 2013
12:25 PM

Post #9704827

Any idea what this is or what it will turn into?

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mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2013
1:25 PM

Post #9704856

pretty sure that is a Puss Moth caterpillar...don't touch it!!! ooowwweeeee!
Houston, TX

November 8, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9704882

Thank you! I looked everywhere on google and could not find any images that matched mine. Thankfully I found it first when going outside with my kids!


mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2013
2:40 PM

Post #9704894

you most probably have a plant it likes so there will likely be more. they do like to rest on homes also, plaster in particular.
if you find you have a lot of them on a plant, you can spray the plant with Bt (thuricide). it is an organic spray that won't harm anything but caterpillars. they eat the plant and then die.

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