Spiny Oak Slug - (Euclea delphinii)
Rustic orange and brown Spiny Oak Slugs have short hairs that can embed themselves and irritate skin.
The Spiny Oak Slug can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
orange; brown; brown bands; stripes; spiky; hairs; irritating; flat; wide; spine; bristles; sharp; brown head.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska;New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico.
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Spiny Oak Slug as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.