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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Image Number D1502-1

A late-instar larva of stinging nettle caterpillar feeding on a leaf. The larvae are up to 1 inch long and have sharp, spiky hairs that can cause pain if touched.  


Photo by Eric Jang.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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