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Re: Re: CULT: caterpillars

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: CULT: caterpillars
  • From: "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 11:59:26 -0600

Many caterpillars have poisonous hairs.  If you brush against them they will sting.  Our worst ones here are the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer caterpillars, tiny orange and black things that manage to sting me every summer.  Thankfully, they don't bother irises.
Francelle Edwards where the temperature is still 106.
----- Original Message -----
From: lilylvr
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2001 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: CULT: caterpillars

Hi All,
When I lived in the Phillipines one of the first things we were warned about was the caterpillars. Any caterpillars just to be on the safe side. Over there they are covered in an acid and touching them would result in a burn. If you knew you touched one and washed your hands quick enough you were fine but left alone it would develope like a burn from oven cleaners. Here in the states I have not been stung by a caterpillar. Perhaps the one you showed is different than the ones we have here that look similar, the ones in the Phillipines are identical on cursory inspection. I did not take a closer look than that while I was there.
Wendy Zone 5 KS
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 8:24 P
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: CULT: caterpillars
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