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Saddleback larva on slate I decided to image this saddleback larva on a nearby piece of slate, (my practice 99% of the time to not interfere with organisms). Possibly not the best choice for a spontaneous artistic urge given the urticating hairs and irritating venom. But we both went our ways unharmed. <br />
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20 mm length  Acharia stimulea,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Limacodidae,Macro,Saddleback Caterpillar,Summer,United States,arthropod,fauna,insect,invertebrate,pennsylvania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Saddleback larva on slate

I decided to image this saddleback larva on a nearby piece of slate, (my practice 99% of the time to not interfere with organisms). Possibly not the best choice for a spontaneous artistic urge given the urticating hairs and irritating venom. But we both went our ways unharmed.

20 mm length

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  1. Glad you weren't affected by the hairs! Posted 2 years ago

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The saddleback caterpillar, ''Acharia stimulea'' , is the larva of a species of moth native to eastern North America. The species belongs to the family of slug caterpillars, Limacodidae.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Dec 17, 2020. Captured Aug 24, 2015 11:39 in 440 Mingo Creek Rd, Finleyville, PA 15332, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm