Subject: strange catapillar
Location: outside Houston
November 19, 2016 12:36 pm
Attached are a couple pics of a catapillar that I have never seen before outside of Houston, TX. My wife has been bitten/stung by these twice in the last 2 weeks. They are very slow moving. It is a very painful bite/sting that lasts several days and leaves a good size welt. I have lived in this house for 15 years and never seen one. This fall alone I’ve seen about a dozen.
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The Asp is the stinging caterpillar (which you already learned) of the Southern Flannel Moth or Puss Moth. Asps come in a variety of colors, but white Asps do not seem as common as other colors like orange and brown.