Subject: Strangest bug I’ve ever seen
Geographic location of the bug: Northeast Pennsylvania
Time: 04:44 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this crawling on my window. It moves like a slug. When you watch it the whole body ripples to make it move.
How you want your letter signed: Megan
This unusual caterpillar is commonly called a Monkey Slug. Handle with caution as they are capable of stinging. According to BugGuide: “Caterpillar is most frequently seen. Bizarre, brown, hairy creature that resembles some sort of aquatic creature more than a caterpillar. Three pairs of long arms and three pairs of short arms, which are ‘deciduous’ – often one or more is missing.”