Monkey Slug

What is this? Some kind of Slug?
Location:  Knoxville TN
September 5, 2010 10:25 pm
Mr. Bugman, during a search for bugs for my 7th graders classification project, I came across this interesting creature. It was munching on the leaves along a tree line adjacent to my lawn. It moves around like some kind of slug, but it’s the wierdest thing I’ve ever seen.
Signature:  askeen

Monkey Slug

Dear askeen,
Though it is called a Monkey Slug, your creature is actually a caterpillar.  Handle it with care as it is capable of stinging.

1 thought on “Monkey Slug”

  1. Thanks so much for the info. This bug was so freaky looking, I had to know what it is. I never would’ve guessed it stings, great to know.


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