Tuesday, April 03, 2007

AAAHHHHHHHH! Invasion of Stinging Caterpillars!!!!!

The is convention for all kinds of stinging caterpillars at my doorstep. We have counted four different kinds. They hang by threads from the trees and I have to duck and swerve to get to my door...Then,. I have to unlock it. The door sticks, so I have to kick it....
And I also have to take out the trash....excuse the picture quality, the caterpillars were chewing so loudly and dropping so quickly from the trees that I could not concentrate.
I generally like bugs, but not right now. They are crawling into my bedroom and looming over my bed. I feel creepy crawly!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate those caterpillars too. They already stung Sam once, and they are eating my angel's trumpet that I grew from a cutting... bastards.

Peter

kittee said...

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kittee said...

i have been dreading this season since the moment it ended last year. i saw my first buckmoth caterpillar today, and it changes everything about my feelings for the garden.

:-(

kittee

Anonymous said...

i live in south texas. we have the caterpillars that have the back stem in the back and the two in the front. do you know what kind they are? just curious. barbara

NolaNik said...

I have no idea. But they look like they have four camel humps on their back! YUCK.

Anonymous said...

The caterpillars with the red heads and three "stalks" with the white humps are called white tussock caterpillars. I found this out very recently, I always called them asps growing up, but it turns out that an asp is a totally different stinging caterpillar all together.