September 1, 2008

Saddleback catepillar

These are photos I grabbed off of Google Images when I was doing a search to find out what this crazy looking creature was! I didn't know this little guy existed! Really cool and very odd looking at the same time!

1 comment:

Animesh said...

Cute creatures -- but be careful.
From the wikipedia entry:

These caterpillars have a pair of fleshy "horns" at either end, and these, like much of the body, bear urticating hairs that secrete an irritating venom. Stings can be very painful. They can cause swelling, nausea, and leave a rash that can last for days.