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Old 04-15-2021, 02:53 PM   #1
Please don't pet the caterpillars!

Heck, when I was a kid, I used to pick up caterpillars all of the time, and not a single scar to show for it. But I dunno, but lately it seems like all the caterpillars I am finding around here (except the hordes of tent caterpillars) seem like they don't want to have anything at all to do with someone or something picking them up. Downright unfriendly of them.
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Old 04-25-2021, 12:46 PM   #2
When I was around 12 yrs old and living in Orlando, Fl I was climbing a tree and got nailed by several puss caterpillar's. Dropped me out of the tree. Stung pretty bad. Almost felt like an electrical shock.
Old 04-25-2021, 01:26 PM   #3
I have heard those can be pretty bad. I see one every now and again around here in the citrus trees. So I try to scope out anywhere I stick my hands, just in case.

I posted a thread and pics of one a couple of years ago. ->

I don't know what the one above in the pic is, but you can see the swelling of some sort of venom reservoir below each of the needles in the closeup pic. I'm guessing it means business.
Old 07-06-2021, 06:03 AM   #4
Good to know.

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