Subject: Big caterpillar – black with orange
Location: SW Austin TX
May 5, 2014 5:14 am
Found this big guy on our front porch in Austin. Fuzzy and almost 2″ in length. Thought he might be an asp but doesn’t match images I could find. I know you’ll know right away. Thank you!
This is definitely NOT and Asp. This is a Woolly Bear, a caterpillar of a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. We believe it is the Caterpillar of a Giant Leopard Moth, Hypercompe scribonia, and you can compare you individual to the images posted to BugGuide.