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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Beware of stinging hairs from processionary caterpillars!

Published on 20/05/2020

In springtime, in the forest or garden, you might have come across a line of caterpillars following each other in single file. These "processionary" caterpillars are insects with stinging hairs. They can cause inflammatory reactions in humans or animals that can sometimes be serious. ANSES provides you with a few simple protective measures below.

Keywords : Processionary caterpillars

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