posted Feb 27, 2011 6:35 AM by Hester Burch
The buck moth (Hemileuca sp.) caterpillar turns into a beautiful black and white moth.
Be aware: the book by David Wagner- Caterpillars of Eastern North America, states that the spines of this caterpillar can discharge poison causing skin irritations.
Photos copyright Hester Burch
Found by visiting first grade students May 2010.