|Notice the characteristic broken white lines and the two red dots.|
|Browntail Moth Female|
|Browntail Moth Male|
Watch this news report, "What To Do About Browntail Moths", and read this outdated article from the Maine Division of Forestry. I say "outdated" because the moth has moved inland (we live 16 miles from the coast) and up into Midcoast Maine. This 2015 Portland Press Herald article is interesting as well.
By the way, Darcy heard that if you get a rash from the barbed caterpillar hairs, you might try putting duck tape on the affected area, and then pull it off after about 10 minutes. This will rip the caterpillar hairs out of your skin and the rash should subside in about 12 hours. Worth a try!