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American Dagger Moth

Acronicta americana

Description:

American Dagger Moth caterpillar has yellow setae, a stiff hairlike or bristlelike structure. Caution should be taken in handling the caterpillar, as the hollow setae may break off in to human skin, releasing a toxin which can produce a rash.



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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A very beautiful caterpillar....

DavidMroczkowski
Spotted by
DavidMroczkowski

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lat: 42.00, Long: -87.68

Spotted on Sep 24, 2014
Submitted on Sep 25, 2014

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