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Four caterpillar species found in South Florida bristle with spines that can deliver a dose of poison to would-be attackers. You're likely to see more of them as the weather warms, eggs hatch and caterpillars try to survive the next few weeks to transform into butterflies and moths.
Originally posted by scottromansky
I can predict a ton of children will be stung this way in the summer. Im staying away from Florida till they are all dead.
Originally posted by VoidHawk
About 40 years ago I developed a rash on my neck face hands and any other exposed parts. After several visits to my doctors we found out is was hairs from catterpillers. Cant remember what type they were but they're quite common in the uk.