Saddleback Caterpillars

Dear bugman,
We found four of these bugs in Southern New Jersey on August 13 on a Burning Bush (it was not actually on fire, thats the name of the bush)! Whats that bug? Please reply if it is not too much trouble!
Josh Gager & Lindsey Williams

Hi Josh and Lindsey
These are Saddleback Caterpillars, Sibine stimulea. Handle with care since those are stinging spines that will cause local irritation, but no lasting effects.

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