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I have no leads
Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 8:30 AM
While working at an Outdoor Ed center, my co-teacher and I discovered this awesome creature and kept him in hopes of finding someone on staff to identify it. We found him in the woods on a particularly balmy day. His underside was nearly translucent and had some sort of fuzz around his perimeter, which was highlighted by bright orange spots, which were also along his back. we named him sid.
Lauren
the woods of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Slug Caterpillar

Slug Caterpillar

Hi Lauren,
This is a Slug Moth Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae, probably Isa textula.  Many Slug Moth Caterpillars have stinging spines and they should be handled with caution.

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