Long-horned Slug - (Adoneta bicaudata)
The wide-bodied Long-horned Slug develops dark purple diamonds on its back.
The Long-horned Slug can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
green; purple; red; maroon; brown; wide; oblong; snail; slug; short bristle hairs; two purple diamonds on back; two orange tails; bumpy; orange dots; bumps.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Georgia; Kentucky; Mississippi; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Long-horned Slug as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.