28 May 2011

Stinging Caterpillars of the United States

Animal, vegetable or mineral? In fact the creature above is the caterpillar of the White Flannel moth. Below all that 'fur' is a caterpillar but one which, when it feels threatened, will sting. Stinging caterpillars are, in fact, more common than you might expect. Click on the links and take a walk on the wild side to our sibling site the Ark in Space!