They warn of the danger of hairy caterpillars that are the most poisonous in the United States (PHOTOS)

They warn about the appearance in Virginia of hairy caterpillars in cats that hide spines and are poisonous Cat caterpillars that appear ...

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  • They warn about the appearance in Virginia of hairy caterpillars in cats that hide spines and are poisonous
  • Cat caterpillars that appear smooth, however hidden spines have been found
  • “The worst pain I have ever felt,” said a woman about what her son felt

The Department of Forestry warns on the appearance in Virginia of hairy caterpillars in cats that hide spines and are the most poisonous in the United States, according to information published by the news portal of New York Post.

According to the testimonies of people who have had some unpleasant experience with this type of species, the contact of these animals with human skin is explained as follows: “The worst pain I had never felt ”, according to a woman, who says her son was a victim.

That is why the State Department of Forestry has issued a warning for cat caterpillars that have a soft appearance, however, hidden spines have been found that can cause serious damage to people’s health.

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These critters are less than 2 inches tall and feed on shady trees such as sycamores, oaks, and elms, especially from Maryland and west to Texas.

The most recent testimony was that of a woman from Richmond, Virginia, who ended up in the emergency room after having contact with one of those known as ‘toxic toupees’.

They are known that way because their appearance is compared to the hair of the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

On that occasion the woman Crystal Spindel Gaston told Virginia Mercury about her contact with this species in the following way: “It felt exactly like a burning knife going through the outside of my calf.”

The medical staff immediately used antihistamines and painkillers to try to stop the damage caused, but the woman reiterated her pain and explained: “It felt like a second or third degree burn, and I felt very sore, as if my bones ached.” .

The agency warned about this situation through a post on Facebook with this message: “The ‘hairs’ of this caterpillar are actually poisonous spines that cause a painful reaction if touched.”

After revealing the imminent danger Virginia residents face when encountering one of these poisonous hairy caterpillars, he was warned of the consequences.

Staff from the State Department of Forestry have reported that these spines inside what appears to be a ‘toxic toupee’ can adhere to human skin.

This situation is what generates very painful damage to the skin, they even warned of the damage that people who have contact with them can present.

According to experts from the University of Michigan, people can experience various symptoms that we will mention below.

Vomiting when touched or brushed, itchy rashes, intense pain and nausea, are some of them, so they ask to be very attentive to this.

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A few months ago in the middle of the coronavirus emergency and after the concern of the appearance of the so-called murder hornet (killer hornet), a new threat was revealed, the giant gypsy moths of Asia were in the sights of the authorities in the face of the imminent damage it could cause in the United States, revealed the USA TODAY portal.

This warning was launched after the authorities of the American Union detected the presence of this insect in the state of Washington, which led to Governor Jay Inslee publishing an alert, amid the contingency generated by Covid-19.

In addition, personnel working in the United States Department of Agriculture issued a serious wake-up call about the giant gypsy moths of Asia. According to the USA TODAY portal, he said on the matter verbatim:

“If established in the United States, Asian gypsy moths could cause widespread and serious damage to our country’s landscape and natural resources.”

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For its part, and before the appearance of this Hokkaido species, native to Asia, the Government of Washington said according to the news portal: “This imminent danger of infestation seriously endangers the agricultural and horticultural industries of Washington state and seriously threatens the economic well-being and quality of life of the residents of the state ”.

However, according to an expert who interviewed the portal, the ones they spotted in Washington are not the same as those referred to at the beginning of the note, since it explains that although they are from Asia, the Hokkaido gypsy moths are a different species of the so-called Asian gypsy moths.

A few days ago the authorities seized at the Miami airport a package sent by mail that contained eleven “live” caterpillars of an Asian moth that devour the foliage of citrus fruit trees and also guava, reported the Office of Customs and Protection Border (CBP).

He specified that this surprising shipment, from the United Kingdom, had caterpillars of the Atlas moth (Attacus atlas), one of the largest insects, up to 27 centimeters wide with outstretched wings.

Poisonous hairy caterpillars

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