Is it live, or Muppet?

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.

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  • willy ochaya 8y

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  • Tamara 8y

    That is totally cute. :)
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  • lori 8y

    oh my gosh he is so cute! and i hate bugs!
  • Richard Dudley 8y

    Craziest caterpillar I've ever seen, and I've seen many. Ugly, ugly moth though.
  • Alfonso -Poncho- Alarcon 3y

    Awesome cool little critter =) Hahaha!
    Saludos desde (Greetings from) Monterrey, MX
  • Jessica_Peterson 2y

    that's really funny!
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