Monday, September 08, 2008

the culprit

This is the guy that stung me. Anyone have any ideas as to identity? Sorry about the blurriness; I'm really beginning to dislike my Canon Powershot A520's macro focus. Or could it be user error? Naahhh...

Update: Why didn't I think of Googling before I posted, rather than after? It appears to be an Io moth, and now I realize I have seen many adults on my cook shed screen door this summer.

5 comments:

Floridacracker said...

He does blend in well. It would be easy to miss him in all the green.

pablo said...

In any case, I hope you're recovering well.

Jayne said...

I'd never have seen him either Deb. Hope it's feeling better today.

RuthieJ said...
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RuthieJ said...

Yikes Deb....those are pretty big caterpillars!
I see by the Wikipedia link that the caterpillars release a toxin whenever they're touched. OUCH! Now you'll have to start watching really close to spot those guys in the garden.