Geographic location of the bug: New Brunswick Canada
Time: 01:57 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My 5 year old found this sucker hanging out today
How you want your letter signed: Curious kids
Dear Curious Kids,
This is a Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar, Hyles gallii, and according to Butterflies and Moths of North America: “Fully-grown caterpillars pupate and overwinter in loose cocoons in shallow underground burrows.” We suspect your individual was searching for a good location for pupation.