Location: Southeast Missouri
August 1, 2017 2:50 pm
My cousin found this in her bed one evening! She had a few spots on her arm and leg that stung. Could this be a type of stinging caterpillar?
This is a White Flannel Moth Caterpillar and they do sting. Here is a BugGuide image for comparison. According to BugGuide, the caterpillars feed on “A variety of hosts reported including black locust, hackberry and redbud.” Are any of those trees growing near your cousin’s bedroom?