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    I've never seen one like this before. Quite a strange looking one! Apparently, it's an Apatelodes torrefacta (Dagger moth) larvum. I was driving on my in-laws' farm, and saw it walking on one strand of the electrified fence.

    Hat tip to for the blog post--I Googled for "yellow fuzzy caterpillar" and they led me to the source at BugGuide.

    w e n d y, sKimu, 小明酱, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. willy_ochayaus 100 months ago | reply

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    2. Luminous Lens 100 months ago | reply

      That is totally cute. :)

    3. Claudia Rocchini 97 months ago | reply

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    4. La3Lori 97 months ago | reply

      oh my gosh he is so cute! and i hate bugs!

    5. rjdudley 97 months ago | reply

      Craziest caterpillar I've ever seen, and I've seen many. Ugly, ugly moth though.

    6. ProfePoncho 30 months ago | reply

      Awesome cool little critter =) Hahaha!
      Saludos desde (Greetings from) Monterrey, MX

    7. Jessica_Peterson 26 months ago | reply

      that's really funny!

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