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Saddleback Caterpillar Moth larva

Sibine stimulea

Description:

Family: Limacodidae. Moth of the same name. (Slug-packsaddle caterpillars) Primarily green with brown (light or dark) at either end. White-ringed brown "dot" resembles a saddle. 2 fake eyes at rear. Mimics a thorn. Feeds on variety of plants. Found on Winged Burning Bush. Hairs secret an irritating venom. Stings can be very painful and cause allergic reactions.

Habitat:

Yards on various trees and shrubs. Range: Eastern North America

Notes:

DO NOT HANDLE! Found naturally in the bushes. People think this looks like a dog with a sweater, candy, sushi.

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11 Comments

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 9 years ago

Nice shots!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow! Great pictures and vídeo!

Sukaina
Sukaina 9 years ago

wonderful!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

This is certainly an epic series. Wonderful.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Your photos never cease to amaze me!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

These are wonderful Carol! Congratulations :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

First time I have seen these in person, but I knew about them because they look like yorkies with sweaters. HA!

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 9 years ago

ive never seen these larvaes before

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 9 years ago

Great series!!

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 9 years ago

Amazing!!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

spectacular !!!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2012
Submitted on Sep 5, 2012

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