Stinging Asp

Location: northeast alabama
August 7, 2011 7:05 pm
Found this on a wooden rockin chair. It looks like a little ball of fur
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Stinging Asp

Handle the stinging Asp with care, or better yet, not at all.  The Asp or Puss Moth Caterpillar is the immature form of the Southern Flannel Moth, and it is one of North America’s stinging caterpillars.  The sting is reported to be quite painful.

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