A person I know found thi... #148108
Asked August 19, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT
A person I know found this bug. She said it made a hissing noise at them. I can't seem to find anything that would hiss.. a bore or a cutter don't from what I can tell. Could you please help us out.
Marinette County Wisconsin
It looks like an armyworm or cutworm, although a little difficult to tell from the pose. Neither of those - or any caterpillar I know of - would make a hissing sound. The Insect Diagnostician, Phil Pelletteri, at UW-Madison might be able to tell you more or offer an explanation for the apparent hissing sound. You can send the photo and question to him at email@example.com and he should respond to you.