Another Stinging Rose Caterpillar
This beauty was seen at Mammoth Cave National Park in KY this past weekend. My 12 year old son, a true entomologist, found it and stumped the rangers when he asked them to help identify it. We found your website when we got home and then followed the link from the other picture of the same caterpillar. Very neat little critter. We had him on the lid of a clear plastic container for a while and could watch the way his legs moved, which is unlike any other caterpillar we had ever seen! More like a slug than a caterpillar! Thank you for helping us to identify him. We have bookmarked your site for future use!
Cindy (mom) and Eddie (son)
Dry Ridge KY
Hi Cindy and Eddie,
We are thrilled you were able to identify this lovely specimen of the Stinging Rose Caterpillar, Parasa indetermina, because of our site.