About this Caterpillar:The stinging rose caterpillar does just that – it stings. The color may vary from yellow to red with this caterpillar. Look for the unique pinstripes to identify it – four dark stripes along the back, with cream-colored stripes between them.
Where It's Found:In barrens and scrubby coastland areas, stretching from Illinois to New York, and south to Texas and Florida.
What It Eats:A good variety of woody plants. Including dogwood, maple, oak, cherry, apple, poplar, and hickory.
Group:Slug Caterpillars (Family Limacodidae)
- Caterpillars of Eastern North America by David L. Wagner
- Stinging Caterpillars: A Guide to Recognition of Species Found on Alabama Trees