Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Dallas, North Texas
May 24, 2013 4:46 pm
Hi! I live in Dallas and found this bug today. The underside of it is flesh colored with blood red spots and looks fleshy. It looks like a caterpillar of some sort. I live behind a wooded creek area and this was found near my pecan tree.
Thanks for any info!
We believe this is an Underwing Moth Caterpillar in the genus Catocala. Here is a photo from our archives and one from BugGuide with the “underside of it is flesh colored with blood red spots and looks fleshy” that you described.