Geographic location of the bug: China Grove, TX 78263
Time: 05:29 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I have never seen this type caterpillar before. I cannot find any pictures like it online. It was about 3-4 four inches long. Can you identify it and the butterfly or math it morphs into? Thank You!
How you want your letter signed: Mako Ivory
This is a Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar from the family Saturniidae, and we quickly identified it as a Calleta Silkmoth Caterpillar, Eupackardia calleta, thanks to images on BugGuide. Here is an image of the adult Calleta Silkmoth from our archives.