STINGS!

Stinging Moth Caterpillars!

In the US, butterfly caterpillars are safe to handle. Some may be rough, like a stiff hairbrush, but none will sting and cause damage. A few moth species, on the other hand, can sting and cause lasting scars.

Flannel Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Flannel Moth Caterpillars Sting!

IO Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Young IO Moth Caterpillars Sting!

IO Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Older IO Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Saddleback Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Saddleback Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Puss Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Puss Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Spiny Oak Moth Caterpillars Sting!

Spiny Oak Moth Caterpillars Sting!

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