Subject: What is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Gainesville, Missouri
Time: 01:03 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this bug September 7, 2017 and have not been able to identify it. Any thoughts?
How you want your letter signed: Samantha
This is a Yellow Shouldered Slug Moth Caterpillar, and the only image we have in our archive is parasitized. Here is a BugGuide image for comparison. According to BugGuide, the moth is known as the Ochre-winged Hag Moth. Thanks for letting us know that this was a September sighting.