What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  catapillar ID
Geographic location of the bug:  Houston Area
Date: 12/07/2017
Time: 05:27 PM EDT
A friend of mine has come across these and can’t ID them. Any help would be appreciated.
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Eight Spotted Forrester Caterpillar

This is the caterpillar of an Eight Spotted Forrester, which you can verify by comparing your image to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on leaves of grape (Vitis spp.), peppervine (Ampelopsis spp.), and Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia).”   We are postdating your submission to go live later in the month when our editorial staff is on holiday.

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