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Hi Bugman,
Any ideas what this pretty looking caterpillar might be? I spotted him in south central Texas, and haven’t had any luck identifying him. I sent it to you a while ago but it probably got lost in the mix. For fun, here is a picture of a grasshopper I discovered hanging out 20 stories up. He spent a couple days hanging around my window, but finally got tired of staring at me and left.
Thanks bugman! Love your site!
Emily Heimerman
San Antonio, Texas

Sorry for the delay Emily,
We do not have an exact identification on your caterpillar. We suspect it is immature and often caterpillar photos are of the final instar before pupation. It is very common for caterpillars to change colors and markings between molts. We really love your image of the Highrise Grasshopper, which appears to be a member of the genus Schistocerca, which includes migratory locusts.

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