Stinging Caterpillars

The caterpillar of the IO moth, Automeris io, is noted for its urticating hairs. Quaoar Power demonstrates the after effects of an IO caterpillar contact with skin. (Don’t try this at home.)

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Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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