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is this moth poisonous
Location: maryland
July 22, 2011 12:21 am
It looked like it had a stinger
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Royal Walnut Moth

Dear ?
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.

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Location: Maryland

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