Subject: Big caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug: Central Oklahoma
Time: 02:53 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Dear Bugman,
My friend and I were walking yesterday and came across this beauty. Could you please tell us what it is? Thanks for the help!
How you want your letter signed: Dana and Laurie
Dear Dana and Laurie,
This is a Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar in the family Saturniidae, and based on this BugGuide image, we are nearly certain it is a pre-pupal Luna Moth Caterpillar. This species often turns from green to orange as its time for pupation approaches.