A day in the life of the water cycle
Robert,Your caterpillar on the railing looks like the a Black- waved Flannel moth. (Megalopyge crispata) Whatever you do never touch one of these caterpillars, they have stinging spines that can cause severe pain and may even require medical attention. Don Parsons Follow my Bloghttp://natureinmypocket.wordpress.com Website http://www.natureinmypocket.com/
That's funny Don because I saw some kids holding them in their hands. At the time it didn't seem to hurt them, but I only saw them at a glance.
It could also be a Virginia tiger moth - Spilosoma virginica. I don't know if they're "holdable"
That could explain it. (I was always taught not to hold caterpillars, especially colorful ones.)
I wouldn't want to hold one, but this guy has chosen the safer path.
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