Fuzzy White Stinging Caterpillar with Black Spikes

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedSeptember 23, 2012
TakenSeptember 21, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5.5999999046326
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length105 mm
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...and there were stings in their tails...Revelations 9: 10

Yesterday I saw this odd looking caterpillar on the bird feeder and had never seen this species before..After doing some research I read they sting and leave puncture marks... If you see one of these guys lurking around your place, don't touch it.

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  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (23 Sep 2012):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (23 Sep 2012):

    Well seen and presented. :-)

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (23 Sep 2012):

    Beautiful macro!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (23 Sep 2012):

    Awesome !!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 Sep 2012):

    Wow!! I've never seen one like this before! What a terrific capture....and thank you for going the extra mile and getting the information on the caterpillar!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (23 Sep 2012):

    Yes, I agree with all my fellow JPG'ers

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (23 Sep 2012):

    Thank you all for your comments...Ann, I went to that link and the Asp Caterpillar really
    sounds like one to stay away from...I never knew that some caterpillars are very dangerous!
    I am just glad I didn't touch this one...I had contemplated moving it to another spot for the
    photo shoot but didn't do it since I didn't know how it would react..Even though it was pretty
    it looked a little feisty with the way it was arching its back

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2012):

    I like how the little guy is raised up. Nice capture!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2012):

    He looks so friendly. What a fantastic macro, Andrea. What a shame he is a "biter/stinger." I have seen many of them around our yard. I'll be sure not to touch one now. Thanks for the advice!!! Very well done, Andrea!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (24 Sep 2012):

    Wow, what a beautiful capture of this sweet looking little guy.. and thanks for the warning, although I've never seen these, I'm always picking caterpillars up, but they're usually the black and yellow ones. Fabulous shot, Andrea!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (25 Sep 2012):

    Great nature shot,very well composed!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (27 Sep 2012):

    What a cute little fellow to be so mean. A terrific macro.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 Sep 2012):

    Beautiful macro. Thanks for the info. Will warn my granddaughters about this fellow. They're always picking up critters.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (2 Oct 2012):

    He doesn't look dangerous. A very cute capture of this nasty little caterpillar.

  • Christy Popkes

    Christy Popkes said (11 Oct 2012):

    What a great shot !!!

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