What is this freaky looking worm/bug?

loveisblind1August 14, 2012

It was in my container. I live in a balcony so I'm not sure how this got here. What is this freaky looking thing?! I have no idea what it is and a little afraid to touch it now. lol

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looks like a slug to me but I can't tell if it is slimy from the pic. Does it leave a trail of silvery sticky goo?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 12:06AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's a caterpillar, a moth caterpillar, to be exact. If I could get a better look, I could ID it for you. I will tell you this with certainty: you need not be afraid to touch this little guy. It won't bite, sting, and it's not slimy.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 7:00AM
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It looks like a yellow-striped armyworm. They love to eat vegetable leaves, so I'd deep six it asap.

Here is a link that might be useful: Field guide link

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 6:57PM
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yeah that's a caterpillar I have had several of those exact ones this year they do eat leaves I only saw them eating the dead ones but I saw damage to live ones too so they had to go

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 10:35PM
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