Most Attractive But Toxic Caterpillars on Earth

We all like gazing at the fragile beauty of the colorful butterflies or moths when they flutter gracefully through the air. However, it is unbelievable that the origins of these beautiful and colorful creatures are the creepy insects. Therefore, we shouldn’t forget that they may be very harmful for our health. Toxic caterpillars can be found everywhere in our environment such as on some trees in our garden. Some of them often protect themselves with substances that are really bad for us. Here are top ten most beautiful but dangerously toxic caterpillars on earth. These species may attract you because of their graceful appearance, but don’t forget that they may have extremely toxic substances in their bodies.


The Saddleback Caterpillar

When people are affected by Saddleback caterpillars, the affected area will  swell up. They will feel sick and got nasty rash that takes days to clear up.


The Cinnibar Moth Caterpillar

Colorful appearance and bitter taste make Cinnibar Moth caterpillar inedible for other predators. Their toxic short hairs can also cause serious health problems in humans.


The Monarch Caterpillar

The Monarch is one among the most beautiful butterflies with bright colors such as red and yellow. They are not harmful to the tough, but extremely poisonous because of the plants they eat


The Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

The gypsy moth caterpillar is a long-haired and highly colored specimen. Its hair can cause pain and lead to dermatitis among sensitive people.


The Spiny Oak Slug Caterpilla

The spiny oak slug is an attractive and colorful caterpillar. However, they are painful to the touch, often causing a rash.


The Bag Shelter Caterpiller

You shouldn’t touch Bag Shelter caterpillars because they are regarded as  among the worst caterpillars.

People who unfortunately touch one of these can easily bleed to death because its venom is highly anti-coagulant.


The Puss Caterpillar

The Puss Caterpillar, the most poisonous caterpillar in the USA, look like cotton balls. Therefore, people may pick them up and really suffer from its poisonous spines.


The Stinging Rose Caterpillar

The Stinging Rose caterpillar is one of the most colorful and attractive caterpillars on earth. The little beast can be found in apple, oak, and sycamore, so be aware if you have these trees in your garden.


The Hickory Tussock Caterpillar 


The hickory tussock moth is another attractive but dangerous species. Once you unfortunately touch it, you will feel itchy and painful.



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