Buck Moth Caterpillar

Buck Moth Caterpillar

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Credit: SCOTT CAMAZINE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Caterpillar of the Buck Moth (Hemileuca maia), commonly found in oak forests of the American South. The spines of this caterpillar contain a poison which can cause symptoms in humans ranging from itching and burning sensations to nausea. Photographed in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, arthropoda, biological, biology, bombycoidea, buck moth, buck moth caterpillar, caterpillar, fauna, hemileuca, hemileuca maia, hemileucinae, insect, larva, larvae, larval, larval stage, lepidoptera, live oak, nature, oak, pest, poison, poisonous, saturniidae, spines, spiny, toxic, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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