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Yellow caterpillar 1
October 3 - 2003

Yellow caterpillar 1

Foley Mountain


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matthew 05-May-2010 20:02
i have like 8 of em and seven is in a cocoon thats y trying to know what kind a moth it is
smatt 05-May-2010 20:01
i have like 8 of em and seven is in a cocoon thats y trying to know what kind a moth it is
guest 22-Apr-2010 23:06
so cute
Bev Wigney09-Aug-2007 14:58
Lisa - I think this yellow caterpillar was probably an American Dagger Moth (but probably a middle instar, so it's setae - hair - is not quite so long as on a final instar). Some people do react to the setae (hair) on a variety of caterpillars -- either a skin rash, or a respiratory effect. Some species of caterpillars are worse than other for causing rashes. My advice is really to not handle caterpillars that have furry bodies - especially those with particularly bristly or spiny hairs as some of them can actually cause a stinging reaction similar to that of touching nettle plants.