Subject: My Wife Says it Stung Her
Location: Raleigh NC, USA
July 31, 2017 3:14 pm
What kind of bug is this? It was sitting on a fence rail and my wife brushed it with her arm. She said it immediately started to tingle and left her with a (very) small welt.
We believe we have correctly identified your Stinging Slug Caterpillar as Natada nasoni thanks to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “Larvae feed on beech, hickory, and hornbeams.”