I also caught bugs in my backyard including the amazing silkworm moths that now have disappeared from most suburban spaces due to pesticides, etc.
I sometimes dispair of over-protective, germaphobic, paranoid parents and teachers straight-jacketed by an educational system that values online more than hands-on education.
Every once in awhile I still come upon one of their forts in the woods.
Today, as an adult, I take pictures and am less likely to handle them.
What should we call this bug? Campers were immersed in, at one with, and consumed by nature.
At the bottom of it all is the mistaken belief by parents that the risk is too great, and the potential benefit is too small.