do not be afraid to dm or reply with caterpillars that u think are cool

probably my favourite caterpillar but i'm debating w/ myself between dalceridae and something from megalopygidae which are mad cool bc they're fuzzy and also insanely venomous

graphic description of physiological effects of insect venom 

@toffee "The caterpillar is regarded as a dangerous insect because of its venomous spines. Exposure to the caterpillar's fur-like spines leads to an immediate skin irritation characterized by a "grid-like hemorrhagic papular eruption with severe radiating pain." Victims describe the pain as similar to a broken bone or blunt-force trauma."

graphic description of physiological effects of insect venom 

@toffee "The reactions are sometimes localized to the affected area, but are often very severe, radiating up a limb and causing burning, swelling, nausea, headache, abdominal distress, rashes, blisters, and sometimes chest pain, numbness, or difficulty breathing."

Sign in to participate in the conversation is an any-topic moderated Mastodon instance made by me, Ami. Hosted in Roubaix, France.