Bug ID Help? Never mind.
My father just got bit by this strange bug on his forehead. This is a photo of the bottom of the bug. What is it? Should he seek medical attention? The bite is red and appears to be sweating just at the bite… otherwise he feels fine.
James in Cape Coral, Florida
I just sent you the email and forgto to attahed the photo. After looking through you wonderful website we found the Saddleback Caterpillar, Sibine stimulea.
Sorry for the delay, but our mailbox is brimming with queries. Glad you found out that your Saddleback Caterpillar, Sibine stimulea, isn’t deadly, just irritating. It doesn’t bite though, it has stinging spines.