Wednesday, October 7, 2015

DONT TOUCH! New Bug to Pennsylvania Can Cause Rash

News agencies from around Pennsylvania began reporting Wednesday about a new bug that is new to Pennsylvania and they are telling you not to touch it!

The bug to the left is known as the white hickory tussock moth caterpillar.  It's native to Canada but is new to the Pennsylvania region.

The story came to light after a child touched the bug in the State College area and then developed a rash not long after.

While the bug is not deadly, it is considered poisonous because of it's venom and the venom is what causes the rash.

The rash, although temporary, is said to cause several hours of discomfort and can be treated with lotion and ice.

If you have seen one, let us know!

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