We were making fodder shocks with the corn stalks and our son yells, “OUCH!” His father calls him a wimp and tells him to stop belling aching. Moments later, Pops yells, OUCH what the *?@!*# something just stung me!! A closer look revealled, the Io Moth Catipillar (We identified by your website). Stephen tells the kids to back away, Don’t Touch it! I was working in the garden with the guys and had to check out this vicious catipillar that was dropping the guys like flies. I have to admit what a wild little creature and grabbed the camera. I would have taken some pictures of the bite marks and attached- had the camera battery not died right after this shot. Enjoy,
Stephen, Jen, Jared, and Zach.
What a delightful story of a family bonding chore being interrupted by a little stinging Io Moth Caterpillar.