I found this pretty bubblegum pink caterpillar this afternoon eating my scarlet runner beans. My daughters and I have really enjoyed your site, and thought about you right away. I’m attaching two pictures, and I hope that you can help us.
We believe this is some species of Slug Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae, but we were unable to locate an exact match on BugGuide.
Sirs – The ” Probably Unknown Slug Caterpillar (07/11/2008) pink caterpillar” most likely is in the family Lycaenidae. See http://www.dallasbutterflies.com/Butterflies/LARVA/pics/henricilarvae.jpg for an example.
Sinks Grove, WV.