Cactus impersonator
PidderPeets

Cactus impersonator

Halysidota tessellaris, or banded tussock moth caterpillar. I was investigating a nearby tree after work and found two of these, another type of tussock moth caterpillar, and tons of other super interesting finds. I only took home the caterpillars though
I like fuzzy caterpillars! :D This one taught me not to handle them when I was a kid! I had some reaction to the bristles and my fingers swelled until I could hardly bend them! It passed after a day but now I use a leaf or so if I need to rescue one. ;)
 
@ErinM31 Yeah, a lot of the fuzzy ones have urticating hairs just like tarantulas or even venom inside the urticating hairs. :anxious: I honestly can't remember if I've ever had a reaction to their bristles (I probably have, just forgot), but anything fuzzy gets the leaf instead of my hands :rofl:
 

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samsung SAMSUNG-SM-G870A
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4.8 mm
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20180816_011615.jpg
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Thu, 16 August 2018 1:16 AM
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