Monday, April 23, 2012

Riverwalker's Pics - Creepy Crawler

Creepy Crawler

Got creepy crawlers?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Is that one of those 'asps' bugs that hang out of trees and give you a nasty bite if you aren't careful? Its been so long that I've seen one, they hang by threads from limbs and can really ruin your day.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 7:15 AM

The caterpillar in the picture isn't an asp. I've had a couple of very painful experiences in the past with asps and give them lots of room when I come across one.

Asps are the best known stinging caterpillar in Texas and is one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America. They can cause a severe sting. They are usually found in shade trees and shrubbery and if the hairs come into contact with your skin, they can cause a really bad stinging sensation and rash.

You can recognize an asp quickly by their teardrop shape and their appearance that is similar to a tuft of fur or hair. If you get stung, the effects can last several days before subsiding.

Thanks anon.


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