Meet the "Mad Hatterpillar"


13 Responses to “Meet the "Mad Hatterpillar"”

  1. sschenck says:

    “If you do happen to see one of these, you should not touch it!”

    That’s some pretty good general caterpillar advice to follow. I used to love playing with them as a kid, but after reading about just how many are actually venomous, I see them in a new light.

  2. Durin Gleaves says:

    Uraba Bartholomewcubbins ?

  3. ambiguator says:

    “Everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads.”

  4. GawainLavers says:

    The Thotsagan caterpillar!

  5. timquinn says:

    I also wear every one of my former heads as a hat. 

  6. Brainspore says:

    Less “Mad Hatterpillar” and more “Cat-erpillar in the Hat.”

  7. incipientmadness says:

    There’s a similar caterpillar around here. Fuzzy and spikey, but no hat. Local people call them “asps” for some reason. If you brush up against one you will get a little oval ring on your skin that looks like ringworm, though it itches way more. 

    • sschenck says:

      Megalopyge opercularis. Exactly the insect that led me to reevaluate my feelings towards caterpillars, explained above.

  8. fredh says:


  9. Pat L says:

    The purpose is to give him a better view.  The top head reports what it sees to the head below, and it’s relayed on down to the current head.

  10. Van Diemen says:

    I think we are over looking a big question here.
    the caterpillar can do without a head? Huh?

  11. knuterikh says:

    Hatters gonna hatt.

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