Asp Moth Caterpillar


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Nasty little critters

Megalopyge opercularis
. In Texas these caterpillars are commonly known as “asps”. When an asp moth caterpillar rubs or is pressed against skin, venomous hairs stick into the skin causing a severe burning sensation and rash.




Dawg Pics

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I saw one of those on my oak tree in Arlington. I didn't touch it because I didn't know what it was, but when I figured it out, I was sure glad I didn't mess with it.