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This caterpillar is capable of stinging. It is commonly called the "saddleback"
or "pack saddle." It has an oval brown spot in the center of the
body. Spines contain the poison, and if you are unlucky enough to get
stung, it would react similar as a bee
sting. These caterpillars are often found in the garden on corn
leaves. Other stinging caterpillars have been reported, however are rarely
observed in Tennessee. These include the "skiff moth,"
"puss moth" and the "hag
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