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Subject:  red larva
Geographic location of the bug:  Big Bend Nat. Park, TX
Date: 11/29/2017
Time: 10:35 PM EDT
Seen on November 20, 2014 at about 6000 ft. on the Laguna Meadows trail.  About 2 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter.  It looked like a gummy worm.
How you want your letter signed:  Dusty

Red Caterpillar

Dear Dusty,
We are pretty confident that this is a Moth Caterpillar, possibly in the superfamily Noctuoidea, because it looks so similar to the caterpillars in the genus
Heterocampa.  Here is a similar looking individual posted to BugGuide.  We will continue to attempt a more specific identification.  Perhaps one of our readers will have a suggestion.

Thanks very much, I have been wondering about what it might be for a couple of years.
You guys have the coolest site!
JD

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Big Bend, Texas

One Response to Red Caterpillar

  1. Not sure at all, but Cossidae larvae are gelatinous like this.

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