Thursday, June 25, 2009


The Puss caterpillar is both amazing and terrifying.

The 'fur' of the larva contains venomous spines that cause extremely painful reactions in human skin upon contact. The reactions are sometimes localized to the affected area but are often very severe, radiating up a limb and causing burning, swelling, nausea, headache, abdominal distress, rashes, blisters, and sometimes chest pain, numbness, or difficulty breathing.

1 comment:

  1. aaaah! exactly the sort of thing that needs to stay in cartoons and out of reality. -sheena,