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Old 06-19-2009, 12:25 PM
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I took these at work. The first is an IO moth caterpillar complete with stinging spines. The second is arguably the most painful pillar in the US, the Puss caterpillar, the moth is the Flannel moth. The sting from this caterpillar can cause systemic results from the sting such as Lymph node inflammation, where your Lymph nodes in your arm pits and groin will swell, sever pain and fever. I dont know the last pillar but it was cool looking, looks like something out of the nightmare before Christmas or beetle juice lol


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Old 06-19-2009, 01:39 PM
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I had no idea they can be this dangerous! The white one looks pretty.

This is the only one I have ever seen around here. I don't even know what it is. Do you?

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Old 06-19-2009, 02:01 PM
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nope,not that one. There are sooo many caterpillars, I know a bunch but theres a bunch I dont know. Usually Ill let them morph then see what moth/butterfly they turn into.
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I figured from the colors, the end result could be this one:


We had thousands of these that year around here. I loved it! I put lots of watermelon pieces out to attract even more and when I stood really still, they landed on me and slowly I got covered in butterflies! Awesome!

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:14 PM
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Now that is cool, in west texas after a rain shower you can see hundreds of different butterflies "puddling" (drinking) along the roads.
Well, I guess its the same for cowboys also lol
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Im familiar with the top one, its a red Admiral, the are fighters among butterflies. You can often see them battling. Their caterpillar is different than the one you show though.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/moths/larva.asp?item=5553
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Wow, that's black alright!
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Wow.. that last caterpillar there looks like a human skull with a fluffy spine. Freaky!
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:07 PM
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Yep, it looks photo shopped but # 1, I dont know how to do that and #2 they are everywhere in October here.
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Wasn't implying it was fake my friend. Just didn't know those types of caterpillars existed, I'm fascinated! What type is it? I'd like to see the butterfly it becomes.
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