Subject: Bug identification
Location: Bowling Green, Ohio USA
May 24, 2015 2:47 pm
I found this bug crawling on my shoulder and have never seen one that looks like this. I live in Bowling Green, Ohio and was curious what it is. I heard about a kind of caterpillar that will bite and leave welts. I have children and want to make sure this bug is not harmful. Thank you so much in advance.
Signature: Stephanie P
This Inchworm in the family Geometridae is a Filament Bearer or Horned Spanworm in the genus Nematocampa which you can verify on BugGuide. In our opinion, this is not a harmful species.
Thank you so much for the speedy answer! I feel a lot better now that I know what it is and that it is harmless! Stephanie