Cecropia Silk Moth Caterpillar - (Hyalophora cecropia)
The bumps and spikes on the Cecropia Silk Moth Caterpillar do not sting, but its defensive chemical secretion certainly can.
The Cecropia Silk Moth Caterpillar becomes the Cecropia Silk Moth and its adult counterpart is also known by the name(s) of: Robin Moth Caterpillar.
The Cecropia Silk Moth Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
green body; white body; yellow body; yellow dots; tubercles; spiny orange bumps; spiny blue bumps; orange yellow balls with black spikes; plump; fat; thick; black bristle spines; red bumps; secretions; burn; itch; redness.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Cecropia Silk Moth Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.