Urticatious caterpillar found in the Everglades

Jean L. Seavey natureguides at mindspring.com
Fri Feb 4 01:13:21 EST 2000

Does anyone know a possible identity of a caterpillar with very urticant
hairs found in Everglades National Park feeding on White Mangrove leaves
(Laguncularia racemosa). Its coloration is dull black with a few white
hairs. No  butterfly caterpillars among our 100 or so species are known to
be urticatious. Any help or leads would be appreciated.

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