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Family: Limacodidae (Slug Moths). Brightly colored caterpillar with venomous with sharp spines. Coloring: Brown and green (saddle). Paint-like fake eyes. Length: 12.7 mm (Possibly 3rd instar). Feeds on a wide variety of plants including Winged Burning Bush leaves (shown), but also spicebush, apple, blueberry, elm, maple, oak.
Meadows, gardens, yards.
Found a total of 50 this summer. Do not handle. Sharp and painful spines. caterpillar in upper left molted into next instar.
Spotted on Aug 27, 2014
Submitted on Oct 1, 2014
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