Location: Northeast Oklahoma
September 18, 2016 3:58 pm
Found this walking into my house on my front screendoor. The bottom looks like hundreds of tiny legs like fibers
This is an Asp, the stinging Caterpillar of a Puss Moth. Asps should be handled with extreme caution to avoid contact with the stinging hairs. We love your image through the screen which shows the ventral surface.
Karl Provides a Correction: Horse Fly Eggs
The photos provided by Amber are a little fuzzy but this doesn’t look like a caterpillar to me, especially the underside (head, legs and prolegs should be visible). I think this may actually be a Tabanid egg cluster, perhaps ta deer fly. The Bugguide site has an underside photo that looks very similar. Regards Karl