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Edit Watch this page Saddleback caterpillar

Acharia stimulea

Description:

The caterpillar is primarily green with brown at either end and a prominent white-ringed brown dot in the center which resembles a saddle. It has a pair of fleshy horns at either end. These and most of the rest of the body bear urticating hairs that secrete an irritating venom. Contact with the hairs causes a painful, swollen rash and sometimes nausea in humans. The hairs should be removed from the skin immediately to prevent more venom spread. The cocoonmay also have irritating hairs and hairs from the larva can fall on surrounding objects.

Habitat:

On house in Kalamazoo Michigan

Notes:

I'm not sure which species of saddleback caterpillar this is.

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RonJaxon
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RonJaxon

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2015
Submitted on Sep 4, 2015

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