Underwing Caterpillar

Subject: WTH is this?
Location: NW Indiana
May 17, 2014 7:41 pm
Hello, Mr. Bugman:
This creature was in my garden yesterday, Friday, May 16, 2014. I live in NW Indiana, Zone 5. Can you ID it, please? I’ve never seen anything like it. It looks like a baby Godzilla. It’s about two inches long. I couldn’t get a clearer picture – sorry.
Thank you for your time.
Signature: Sincerely, Mary Ann Sumner

Underwing Caterpillar
Underwing Caterpillar

Dear Mary Ann,
In our opinion, this is an Underwing Caterpillar from the genus Catocala and you can see an image on BugGuide that looks very similar.

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