Stinging Asp

caterpillar My husband and I found this hairy caterpillar crawling along the handrail of the boardwalk at Grand Bay Wetland Education Center near Valdosta, Georgia. It was about 1 1⁄4 inches long with a rusty-orange “mane” on top of its wedge-shaped body, brown hairy sides with a white strip toward the back of each side. … Read more

Asp

looks like a furry fish Just discovered your site! It’s very helpful, but we’re stumped on this one that looks like a furry fish. We found it happily eating a Red Bud leaf. Dee Smith , Horticulture Manager LaGrange , GA Hi Dee, The Puss Moth Caterpillar also goes by the local name Asp. This … Read more

Asp

Dear Bugman: This caterpillar was found in my yard in Coppell , Texas (North Texas ). It is soft and when it latches onto a twig or blade of grass it really grabs on. I’d like to know what kind of caterpillar it is and what it turns into. Thank you! Valarie Hi Valarie, In … Read more