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Shepherd, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2004
2:09 AM

Post #1098550

I decided to post this here, not because I needed a name, but for those who may run across one of these little guys in the future. The spines were a giveaway for me not to touch, but I couldn't help but get it on a stick and look it up! They're just too neat in person! :-) I found mine on a canna.

Saddleback Caterpillar
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

October 17, 2004
2:29 AM

Post #1098586

Oh my gosh, I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks for posting. He/she is actually kind of cute.
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2004
2:54 AM

Post #1098627

They are cute, but if you ever make the mistake of picking up one of them you will regret it! Learned that as a small child - not all caterpillars are harmless. Those little hairy spines sting!
Shepherd, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2004
4:43 AM

Post #1098763

I got stung by some prickly green ones I'm paranoid of any caterpillar with spines! My hand stung, itched, and swelled up for three days. NO FUN!


Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2004
9:59 AM

Post #1098859

I've never seen one with spines
its so cool looking!!!!

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