|Parasa indetermina (Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth)
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Stinging rose caterpillar moth larvae have detachable spines that contain toxins to ward off predators. These toxins can irritate human skin when contact is made with the spines.
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This species was found on Long Island in Suffolk County in 2007. There are historical New York records that need further investigation, one apparently from Staten Island. Covell (1984) considers this species to be uncommon.
The short-term trend is unknown for this species. However, it was considered possibly extirpated from New York until it was documented in 2007 at a site on Long Island.
The long-term trend for this species are unknown. Covell (1984) stated that the species is uncommon, but information for New York is sparse.