is this moth poisonous
July 22, 2011 12:21 am
It looked like it had a stinger
Your moth is a Royal Walnut Moth and it does not have a stinger and it is not poisonous. We find it interesting that you would suppose that it is a venomous species upon seeing the adult, because it is the fearsome looking caterpillar, the Hickory Horned Devil, that generally elicits such a supposition. The frightfully spiny Hickory Horned Devil is also perfectly harmless.