Subject: Strange little bug
Geographic location of the bug: Southern West Virginia
Time: 11:37 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hey, found this little guy on a tree. Never seen one before and can’t seem to find it on the internet.
How you want your letter signed: Liz
This is a Skiff Moth Caterpillar, Prolimacodes badia, and it is pictured on BugGuide where it states: “Larvae feed on leaves of wide variety of trees and shrubs, including birch, blueberry, cherry, chestnut, Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), oak, poplar, Sweetgale (Myrica gale), willow, and others.”