FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Grapeleaf skeletonizer Harrisina americana

Beneath the leaf, black and yellow buses park for al fresco lunch

The name says it all: this caterpillar can be found in vineyards, fields and woodland edges, munching leaves into lacey remains. Slightly more than a half inch long, their distinctive yellow bodies have black bands with tufts of short black stinging hairs across the abdomen. Look for these caterpillars lined up on the underside of the leaf. Contact with stinging hairs may cause redness, itchy skin or rashes for up to three days. Long sleeves, pants and gloves are advised as protection. Seek emergency medical attention for serious allergic reactions, including swelling beyond the sting site or difficulty breathing.

Anthony Ford # 35 Acrylic 12 x 12 $375


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