Stinging pus caterpillars, such as the ‘shiny hot knife’, spread throughout Virginia

A strange little insect that is infested with ticks like squirrels and squirrels for walking, according to the state. Forest Department (VDOF).

The venomous pus caterpillar is a larval form of the southern flannel moth (Megalopia opercularis), And if you see one you should stay away from it. Its “hair” is actually the spines that make it one of the most venomous caterpillars in the United States. A New Kent County woman described the sensational incident of a “hot knife passing through the outside of my calf” when she attacked a man at the door of her car. According to daily progress.