Monster Bug Poisonous Stinging Caterpillar Buck Moth Caterpillar What's in Your Back Yard

Buck Moth Caterpillar hanging on to the side of the deck.

Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING! | Source

Buck Moth Caterpillar Dangerous! Poison Spines! Look But Don't Touch!

Buck Moth Caterpillar, Black Caterpillar with a red face that has poison venom in its hairy, furry looking spines or bristles that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar, Black Caterpillar with a red face that has poison venom in its hairy, furry looking spines or bristles that STING! | Source

 

They may appear to be a furry friend, however, they are really a furry fiend!

They have venomous fluid that is released from the caterpillar's spines. These spines which puncture the skin may look, hairy or furry. The caterpillars have no control over stinging anyone, if the spines are touched in any way they automatically inject the venom into the subject and produce a painful, burning sting, in other words it hurts! The sting can be as painful as a bee sting. When stung there are usually two lines, the same length , of little red bumps on the skin. Do not rub the area! The spines may still be in the skin. You can try to remove the spines by using some tape.

If stung by a caterpillar the stings can cause pain, nausea, swelling, tenderness in the area of the sting.

Medical attention should be sought if they are any signs that there may be an allergic reaction.

 

Buck Moth Caterpillar on stick

Buck Moth Black Caterpillar with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STINGS
Buck Moth Black Caterpillar with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STINGS | Source

It is always a good idea not to pick up any caterpillar with your hands always use something, something like a stick. Make it a pretty long stick these caterpillars can move pretty fast! I am telling you that from experience. Thank God I did not touch the little wriggly monster with my hands!

Buck Moth Caterpillar - Buck Moth - Hemileuca maia

Buck Moth Black Caterpillar with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that can STING!
Buck Moth Black Caterpillar with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that can STING! | Source

Buck Moth Caterpillar pretty close up!

Buck Moth Caterpillar black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STINGS!
Buck Moth Caterpillar black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STINGS! | Source

Buck Moth Caterpiller with poison spines DANGER! Stinging Caterpillar

Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING! | Source

Buck Moth Stinging Caterpillar

Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING! | Source

Buck Moth Caterpillar under deck

Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING! | Source

Buck Moth Caterpillar - Turned photo upside down.

Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING! | Source

Stinging Buck Moth Caterpillar - Don't Touch!

Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING! | Source

Description

The Buck Moth Caterpillar is about 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" long when it is fully developed.

It can be purplish-black to yellow-brown having many small white spots and a red head.

This one is mostly black with a red head.


Can you find the Buck Moth caterpillar?

Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING! | Source

Buck Month Caterpillar black with a red head on the ground

Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING!
Buck Moth Caterpillar is black with a red face that has poison venom in its furry looking spines that STING! | Source

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