Orange caterpiller with plue dots observed outdoors in September in El Paso Texas.
El Paso Texas
This is a Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar.
Ed. Note: Another reader sent in a similar photo, and though it was not posted live, we did respond. We got the following thank you note:
Thank You. I finally was able to Identify him about the time you sent me the answer. I only spent three or so hours searching and fixating on the darn thing, to find out that he(?) is getting ready to pupate. My family had to pry me from the computer so I would eat. LOL. I would have loved to have had the Web when I was a little girl. Good thing I had encyclopedias and a library.