Beware the Saddleback Caterpillar
This peculiar little caterpillar may look interesting, but I advise you to keep from touching him. I accidentally brushed against one this morning while turning off the spigot, and now my arm has broken out in a burning rash! Naughty little saddleback caterpillar! He thinks he can just feast on my baptisia and sting me for no good reason! Well, he's probably right, because I'm too intimidated by him to do anything about it!
Apparently, his spikes are laced with a nasty venom that, when touched, feels a lot like a bee sting. I can attest to that!