December 2, 2009
we saw this creature on the doorframe of our house in central maine during the late summer. it was about 3/4-1″ long. it had disappeared not long after we took the picture.
This is a Spiny Oak Slug Caterpillar, Euclea delphinii. It has venomous spines and it can deliver a painful sting.
thank you so much!!!
it’s so funny that nobody we know here in maine has ever seen such a thing!
i really appreciate your help.