Subject: unknown bug/caterpillar in vt
Location: monkton vermont USA
August 26, 2012 2:52 pm
We found this bug on our deck – we have other photos
Signature: Dylan Weaver

Monkey Slug

Hi Dylan,
You were astute to recognize this Monkey Slug as a caterpillar.  It is actually the caterpillar of the Hag Moth,
Phobetron pithecium.  The Monkey Slug is capable of stinging, so handle with caution.  We are amused that this Monkey Slug was photographed in the city of Monkton. 

Location: Vermont
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2 Responses to Monkey Slug

  1. Susan c luce says:

    I found a slug that looks like a monkey or mongo slug. It was on my head and now it itches
    Like crazy. Do they lay eggs?
    I drove a convertible to Charlottesville , va and parked under trees. Must have picked it up there

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