The caterpillar in this photo is just one of several who have been hanging around on my passion flower vine the last several days. They look rather menacing, with their rows of double spikes, and I thought maybe this was the type of critter that had caused the rash on my arm a few weeks ago (http://villagecraftsmen.blogspot.com/2012/09/sprangles.html). So I lightly pressed my forearm against him.
Sure enough, he's the culprit!
I've looked on the Internet to try to identify this caterpillar, but have not been successful. Maybe one of our readers can help me out. You can click on the photo to view a larger image.
My advice: if you encounter one of these, let it be!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a gallery of photos of fences on
Howard Street and Lawton Lane. To go directly to the this month's
Newsletter click here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092112.htm.