Sunday, October 11, 2009

Asp / Puss Caterpillar



I found this crazy guy on the knockout roses yesterday. I knew I had seen it in the "Texas Bug Book" and luckily didn't touch him before finding out what he was. He has sharp spines hiding under the soft fluffy fur that are apparently pretty painful and full of poison.

I found another one stuck to the front door this morning.


2 comments:

Accidental Huswife said...

Oh, ouch, I have experienced his fury! Accidentally brushed against one of those guys on a picnic table near Jonestown and my hand was throbbing for the rest of the day.

Love your blog! Just found it through Blotanicals and am adding to my blog's favorites list. I'll be back often!

SomeLikeItHot said...

Thanks. I just checked out yours as well and am excited to read from another avid vegetable gardener. It is quite a job here in Texas. I'll be following your adventures too :)