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In general, Pipevine swallowtail caterpillars are not thought of as pests. In fact, some people plant Pipevines in their yard for the sole purpose of attracting the Pipevine swallowtail butterflies that these caterpillars eventually become.
The hickory tussock moth begins its life as a white caterpillar. It is not a fully white caterpillar, however, as it has an attractive design of black tufts along the middle of the back, with black spots down the sides of its body and a black head.
With a mop of luxuriant hair, the Asp caterpillar may look like nothing more than a harmless, cute, furry bug, but don't be fooled this caterpillar packs a wallop.
The saddleback caterpillar is not just a very colorful creature that feeds on your plants and trees, Saddleback caterpillars can actually be harmful to humans.
Luna moths are nocturnal insects that you may find flitting around a light outside. These creatures may be confused with other more common moths, but this species of moth is actually not harmful.
The hickory horned devil is an unusual-looking caterpillar with green coloration and spikes that resemble horns all over its body. No need to worry, though. This caterpillar is relatively harmless to humans.
Caterpillars are brightly colored or camouflaged to protect themselves from their predators. Some caterpillars have hairs or spines that are loaded with poisons that will give you a painful sting if you touch them. Resist the urge. I have been stung myself and it is no fun.