Sunday, December 14, 2014


Let no one deceive you look these quaint and charming tracks . Many of them are willing to do anything to protect yourself and your food from predators. Their brightness is often evidence of toxicity, and in the hairs and spines contain toxic cocktail. Here are some beautiful, but dangerous tracks, from which the best stay away.
1. The caterpillar-Coquette ( Megalopyge opercularis)
Caterpillar-coquette look like? like a miniature furry animal. However, once you touch her like you in for an unpleasant surprise.
Poisonous spines hidden under her "hair", releasing the poison, causing severe throbbing pain , which may be given in the axilla, five minutes after contact with the caterpillar. At the touch position may appear red spots erimatoznye. Other symptoms include: headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, lymph nodes, and sometimes shock, or shortness of breath .

The pain usually subsides within an hour, and the spots disappear after a few days. However, in contact with a large amount of the poison, the symptoms can last up to 5 days.
2. Sedlistaya caterpillar (Sibine stimulea)
Sedlistaya caterpillar attracts attention with its bright colors, and believe me, you'd better stay away from her. Her fleshy horns are covered with hairs that release venom.
Touching it will cause pain similar to a bee sting, swelling, nausea and rash, which will last a few days.
3. Caterpillar "burning rose" (Parasa indetermina)
Caterpillar "burning Rose" reaches a length of only 2.5 cm and different bright colors. But apart from its yellow and red spots, the most attracted the attention of her prickly bumps, protruding from different sides.
Tips on these tubercles, as you might guess, produce poison. If you touch one of them, the tips broken off, and you will have a skin irritation.
4. Barbed oak caterpillar Limacodidae ( Euclea delphinii )
This track is not dangerous to humans, although touching it will still lead to a rash. This is due to the spiny tubercles located on the back and sides.
Typically, these caterpillars live on oaks, willows, and beech, cherry, maple and other deciduous trees.
5. The caterpillar-bear Krestovnikovs (Tyria jacobaeae)
Some caterpillars acquire toxicity through the plants they eat. And it's track-bear Krestovnikovs that eat poisonous ragwort.
They eat so much of this plant, that in New Zealand, Australia and North America, they are used to control the growth of ragwort. This plant is fatal to cattle and horses, and for some people represent a health hazard.
If you are susceptible to caterpillar hairs, and touching it can cause urticaria, atopic asthma, renal failure and brain hemorrhage.
6. Track Thaumetopoeidae (Thaumetopoea pityocampa)
Caterpillars Thaumetopoeidae live in groups in large silk nests high on the pines.
They follow each other from the nest to the pine needles in search of food. And you guessed it, contact with them is dangerous. They are covered with thousands of tiny hairs in the form of harpoons, touching which causes severe irritation of the skin.

7. Caterpillar "hiding in the bag" (Ochrogaster lunifer)
Just as the caterpillar Thaumetopoeidae, these representatives live in groups in a silk bag, getting out at night and following each other in search of food. However, the danger of them is greater.
In South America, they pose a threat to health. Poison that is in their bristles, is a potent anticoagulant. This means that if you accidentally touch them, you risk to bleed from a small cut or from internal bleeding.
8. Caterpillar Saturnia Io (Automeris io)
This caterpillar lives in Canada and the United States, and although looks like a charming baby with green pom-poms, spikes, remember that they can only admire.
No matter how tiny they did not seem thorns poison that they contain can cause painful itching and even dermatitis.
9. Caterpillar "moth-witch" (Phobetron pithecium)
If you think that the caterpillar-coquette looked pretty unusual, enjoy this furry creature. Caterpillar "moth-witch", also known as "monkey-slug" is often lives in orchards.
In humans, different susceptibility to these caterpillars and some they cause unpleasant symptoms, including itching and rash.

10. hickory-bear caterpillar (Lophocampa caryae)
It seems as if these tracks were dressed in winter fur coat. Most hairs covering their bodies are pretty safe, but they have four long black hair in the front and rear, which are worth get round.
Touching it leads to rashes and more serious health problems, in case of contact with eyes hairs. Moreover, they still bite.
11. Caterpillar "lazy clown" (Lonomia obliqua)
This caterpillar butterfly pavlinoglazki safely be called a caterpillar-killer. Her thorns are filled with poison coagulant - anticoagulant substance that can lead to death.
Light touch to these caterpillars can cause headache, heat, vomiting and, in the absence of treatment, internal bleeding, kidney failure and hemolysis.
Their venom is so powerful that scientists are studying it in the hope of developing a drug to prevent blood clots.
12. moth caterpillar "white cedar" (leptocneria reducta)
This track their views already precarious. This tiny hairs creeping "cactus" can cause an allergic reaction in some people itch.
In addition, the tracks themselves live in large groups, swarming on the tree at the same time, and eating every single leaf, before we go any further.
13. Caterpillar Saturnia Maya ( Hemileuca maia )
One look at this caterpillar should discourage you desire to touch it. It is covered with hollow spines attached to the poison sac, and touching it will not only cause itching and burning, but also lead to nausea.
They live mainly in the oaks and willows from spring to mid-summer.
14. Caterpillar Moth ( Orgyia leucostigma )
This caterpillar is easy to see because of the red head, black back and yellow stripes on the sides. In addition, this caterpillar stings unpleasant, it is considered a pest of trees by eating all the wood in its path.
But try to remove it from the power source, and you will not be good.
15. Carnivorous caterpillars
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Although these caterpillars will not kill you, they eat other insects, which is quite unusual for a normal vegetarian menu caterpillars.
And remember, if the caterpillar spines or hairs, it is better not to touch, as is likely, it may be poisonous!

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