This is the real thing - a caterpillar (not a caterpillar sushi roll)! Spotted in a Tucson backyard I'd like to put the identification of this beauty out there to any of you who are insect experts. Photo courtesy of Sue Dodson.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: