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Question of the Week – Pine Devil

Posted by romeethredge on August 27, 2014

Last week I had a photo of the Pine Devil Caterpillar (Citheronia sepulcralis). They are large and grow up to 3 and a half inches long. They feed on pines but usually you’ll just find one at a time, thank goodness.

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They are similar to the Hickory Horned Devil which is green and we see them sometimes as well, in pecan trees.



This week I have another insect ID question. What is this we found flying around and will it sting?


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2 Responses to “Question of the Week – Pine Devil”

  1. Scott said

    This is a male Mutillidae, commonly called a “cow killer” or velvet ant. The male does not sting, only the female, which is wingless.

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