Watch Out, The Fearsome-Looking Stinging Spiny Buck Moth Caterpillars Have Been Sighted In Mississippi

Spending time outdoors is a popular pastime for many Mississippians. However, there are a few risks when mingling with Mother Nature – and the spiny buck moth caterpillar is one of them. As creepy as it sounds, the caterpillar delivers a sting that can actually be pretty serious to those who are allergic. Read on to learn more about this creepy crawler.

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So, did you know about these creepy caterpillars? Ever seen one? Or worse, been stung by one? Tell us in the comments section.

Running into a stinging caterpillar isn’t the only risk you take by living in the Magnolia State. Read about others here.

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