Yesterday, while working in our little flower garden, I was stung by this fellow. This is the second year in a row that one has gotten me. I wanted to get a close-up look, so I grabbed my camera. Pretty wild looking aren't they? Their sting really hurts and is more painful than a bee sting. They are normally in trees, but, at this time of year, they often fall out and are found on the ground and bushes.
You can see in the photos above and below why they are called a saddleback. He is about 3/4 inch long and is sitting on the leaf that he has been eating.
After working with these photos last night before bed, I ended up dreaming about them all night!
The photo above is upside down, but you can what some creatures see when they approach this caterpillar.