Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar - (Apatelodes torrefacta)
The soft, fine hairs of this caterpillar might embed themselves in skin, so if you see one, use caution and stick to watchin'.
The Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
yellow; white; black; fuzzy; hairy; black antennae; lashes; long hairs; covered; yellow black tip antennae; red feet; red legs; irritation; redness.
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; 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 Spotted Apatelodes Moth Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.