Spiny Oak Slug Caterpillar

unknown caterpillar
December 2, 2009
we saw this creature on the doorframe of our house in central maine during the late summer. it was about 3/4-1″ long. it had disappeared not long after we took the picture.
thanks, gina
central maine

Spiny Oak Slug Caterpillar
Spiny Oak Slug Caterpillar

Hi gina,
This is a Spiny Oak Slug Caterpillar, Euclea delphinii.  It has venomous spines and it can deliver a painful sting.

thank you so much!!!
it’s so funny that nobody we know here in maine has ever seen such a thing!
i really appreciate your help.
happy holidays

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