Saddleback larva on slate
I decided to image this saddleback larva on a nearby piece of slate, (my practice 99% of the time to not interfere with organisms). Possibly not the best choice for a spontaneous artistic urge given the urticating hairs and irritating venom. But we both went our ways unharmed.
20 mm length
The saddleback caterpillar, ''Acharia stimulea'' , is the larva of a species of moth native to eastern North America. The species belongs to the family of slug caterpillars, Limacodidae.