Crowned Slug

Subject: flat green bug
Location: Alstead, NH
October 7, 2013 8:38 am
Hi, this was crawling across the road, very very slowly, in a heavily wooded setting with a lot of hemlock trees, and mixed oak forest type, in Alstead, NH on October 6, 2013. The Black & White photo was altered to highlight the appendages. Those were not feet as far as we could tell. Thanks!
Signature: Curious in Alstead

Crowned Slug
Crowned Slug

Dear Curious in Alstead,
This caterpillar is known as a Crowned Slug,
Isa textula.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae are often found on oak, but also eat leaves of many other trees including cherry, maple, basswood, elm and beech.”  This is a stinging caterpillar and it should be handled with caution.

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