I do not know what this is
Location: DeKalb Illinois
October 30, 2011 10:51 pm
I was sitting at a table outside on my schools campus when I looked down at my arm and this thing was climbing up my arm. I have no idea what it is and cannot find any sort of description of it.
Signature: Desmond Wafers
This caterpillar is a White Marked Tussock Moth or Rusty Vapor Moth, Orgyia leucostigma. The caterpillars from this genus are quite distinctive and they should be handled with care. According to BugGuide: “CAUTION: Contact with hairs may cause an allergic reaction.”