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Stinging caterpillars coming soon to south Louisiana

The stinging buck moth caterpillar is immerging in the area, according to Tim Scholwalter, LSU AgCenter forestry entomologist. “People experience the painful sting of the caterpillars either by stepping on them on the ground or by brushing against them on walls or shrubs,” he said.
--Tim Schowalter photo

HAMMOND — The stinging caterpillars that will become buck moths are beginning to appear in south Louisiana and will be active through May.

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