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Officials Warn about Pesky Pest with a Sting

(KHNL) - The Department of Agriculture is working to contain a pesky pest with a sting.

The nettle caterpillars were found in a remote nursery in central Oahu.

Workers at that nursery were stung while removing plants.

Stings from the caterpillar may cause allergic reactions.

Agriculture officials are asking you to look out for this caterpillar and report it to the state's pest hotline if you see it.

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