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Post  walshevak on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 12:03 pm

Saw this and thought I'd pass it on.

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/26437401/florida-scientists-dont-touch-this-bug


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Post  sanderson on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 12:36 pm

It's so cute and furry that it would be hard to resist touching (if you weren't aware of the danger).

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Post  Judy McConnell on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 12:52 pm

Ah a puss caterpillar!!  They hurt like the devil - a dumb younger person picked one up - arrgggh
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Post  Marc Iverson on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 3:55 pm

"Doctors from the University of Florida say the second you touch this caterpillar you feel instant, intense pain.

The pain is worse than a bee, jellyfish, or scorpion, and it can also cause vomiting and convulsions.

Doctors say be aware of them while working outdoors because they are known to fall out of trees."

Holy cow that sounds nasty. Reminds me of reading about the processionary caterpillar http://web.cortland.edu/fitzgerald/pineprocessionary.html

I think I saw a show segment about them too, and it got much more into how dire a threat they are.

and one down in South America with very toxic spines.

I tend to think of caterpillars as such harmless (to people anyway) pushovers, but there are a few extremely nasty ones.
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Post  donnainzone5 on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 8:20 pm

Good to know!
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Post  TCgardening on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 8:47 pm

There are a number of stinging caterpillars in Fla. Camping at Lake Kissimmee State Park in April two years ago the White Tussock caterpillars were everywhere. They would drop from the oak hammock then climb up everything.
I didn't get stung but a bunch of folks did. They are there in late April to early Mat so I will plan my next trip accordingly.
The Saddleback or Oleander Caterpillar is wicked too!  The sting is like pouring acid on your skin.
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Post  Marc Iverson on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 10:24 pm

Well I sure hope winters kill them off, because I don't want to see any of them around here.
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Post  sanderson on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 12:30 am

Marc, I don't think there are any stinging caterpillars out West. Seems to be limited to southern/warmer climates.

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Post  Marc Iverson on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 1:02 am

Let's hope it stays that way. I was reading something on pine processionary caterpillars that said they are native to the Mediterranean and North Africa, but they've now been found as far north as Sweden. That's happening with a lot of species recently, as lands and oceans warm.
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Post  donnainzone5 on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 11:02 am

Sometimes species migrate because of habitat change, such as deforestation, development, or population growth.
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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 1:27 pm

Wow. Thanks for putting this up. Although I'm in GA, it's not far.
Odd looking and kind of fish shaped.
I have never been stung by a catepiller in my life, until 3 days ago.
He was hanging out in the Canna and got me when I was removing some dead flowers.
It burned intensely like a Scorpion. Tiny little thing, too.
I have a new respect for them now.
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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 9:05 am

It was a saddleback that got me from underneath the leaves.
http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/saddleback-caterpillar/index.html
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