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Subject:  stinging caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Malaysia, Kuala-Lumpur
Date: 10/15/2017
Time: 05:56 AM EDT
Hi, recently I was in Kuala-Lumpur and had a trip to forests. Occasionally I grabbed a tree on my path, but on other side of the tree there was a bunch of hairy caterpillars. They stinged my hand with their small pikes. And now fingers of my hand swallowed and itching. Do you know is that specie dangerous?
How you want your letter signed:  Dorzhi

Possibly Lappet Moth Caterpillars

Dear Dorzhi,
These sure look like Lappet Moth Caterpillars in the family Lasiocampidae to us.  According to the University of Auburn agriculture page:  “Larvae of some groups within the family are reported to cause irritation when handled, apparently from contact with urticating setae.”

Skin irritation from Caterpillar contact

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Subject:  Fuzzy Catapillar
Geographic location of the bug:  East Texas
Date: 10/16/2017
Time: 12:34 PM EDT
This caterpillar fell on to our picnic table out of the Sycamore tree yesterday…we were curious as to what kind it was… Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Susan Strawn

Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear Susan,
Based on this BugGuide image, we feel pretty confident that this is a Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar, which is further reinforced by your observation that it fell from a sycamore tree.

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Subject:  Unknown caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  East Texas
Date: 10/16/2017
Time: 10:58 AM EDT
I work at a ranch in rusk Texas and I came across this caterpillar and I’ve never seen this kind before kinda want to know what kind it is and if it is poisonous
How you want your letter signed:  Aaron

Hickory Horned Devil

Dear Aaron,
Despite its fierce appearance, the Hickory Horned Devil is perfectly harmless.  This individual has grown to its maximum size, so it left the hickory, walnut or other food tree and it is searching for a suitable place to dig beneath the surface of the ground to pupate.

Hickory Horned Devil

Thank you so much you helped a lot I let him go yesterday where I found him.

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Subject:  A Big fat catapillar of some description
Geographic location of the bug:  Cobourg
Date: 10/14/2017
Time: 03:37 PM EDT
Can u please tell me what this big is.
How you want your letter signed:  M Stanford

Pandorus Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear M Stanford,
You can verify the identity of this Pandorus Sphinx Caterpillar on Sphingidae of the Americas.

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Subject:  Caterpillar ID Request
Geographic location of the bug:  Truro, Nova Scotia
Date: 10/11/2017
Time: 11:22 PM EDT
Found on small plant ~2in from the ground in a deciduous forest, Sept 2, 2017 in Central Nova Scotia.
About 3cm long
closest I’ve found is willow sawfly larvae.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks! Rachel

Paddle Caterpillar

Dear Rachel,
The Paddle Caterpillar,
Acronicta funeralis, is the larva of the Funerary Dagger Moth.  It is one of the more distinctive looking North American caterpillars, however, you probably had trouble locating an identification because online images are not especially numerous.  According to BugGuide:  “larvae feed on leaves of alder, apple, birch, blueberry/huckleberry (Vaccinium spp.), cottonwood, dogwood, elm, hazel, hickory, maple, oak, willow.”

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Subject:  Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  South Africa
Date: 10/09/2017
Time: 11:55 AM EDT
We saw this nice caterpillar on the rocks of Cape Point in South Africa. What is the name ?
How you want your letter signed:  José Wyseur

Cape Lappet Moth Caterpillar

Dear José,
As we were formatting your image, we realized you named it “Donsvlinderrups” and a quick word search turned up a Wikipedia posting that indicates the name refers to the Erebid genus
Euproctis, and though the pictured caterpillar looks similar, we believe your caterpillar is a Cape Lappet Moth Caterpillar, Eutricha capensis, that we identified on iSpot.

Hello Daniel,
Many thanks for your help !
Kind regards,
José Wyseur

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