Saturday, November 13, 2010
Its Puss Caterpillar Season
Known as Puss, asp, woolly slug, various names but the most poisonous in the USA ! do not touch, there are spines of venom under the fur. How cute and only 1” long. When touched, these poisonous spines break off in the skin and cause severe pain. Most often found on oaks and citrus. In Florida there are two generations a year, one in spring and the other in fall. Some people experience severe reactions to the poison released by the spines and require medical attention. Others experience only an itching or burning sensation.
On the other hand, the golden-silk spider is harmless (to you), including legs it is as big as the palm of your hand. They are gentle and tremendously beneficial because of all the insect pests that they eat.
My photos, yes these critters live right here