Don't Touch The Most Toxic Caterpillar In Texas That Can Cause Throbbing Pain For Up To 12 Hours
By Katie Lawrence|Published February 06, 2023
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
“Look, but don’t touch” is an adage that definitely applies to the asp caterpillar in Texas. This deceptively adorable insect tempts animal lovers with its fuzzy exterior, but don’t allow yourself to be fooled. The bug secretes a venom so powerful, the pain is comparable to that of a broken bone – and it can last up to 12 hours. Here’s everything you need to know: