Whats this bug
I found this bug at our house in a tree. It stung my dad. Can you please tell us what it is? Thanks
Nicholas and emma!!
Mark Berryman

Hi Nicholas, Emma and Mark,
This is a Saddleback Caterpillar. Information can commonly be found on websites that are devoted to stinging caterpillars. The markings are quite different from Sibine stimulea, a common species, but we believe it is the same genus. The newest information indicates that the genus has been reclassified as Acharia. In the event that this genus is incorrect, this is a Stinging Slug Moth Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae. You did not provide a location, so we don’t know where this was found.

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