I found this caterpillar enjoying my purple verbena. I looked on your website and Bug Guide, I couldn’t find it. I thought it might be a slug caterpillar because of its shape, but it doesn’t have stingers on it. It’s a mauve color and I tried to get a super clear photo of it, but I didn’t have much luck. I love your website. It’s the first one I check when I need to ID something. Thanks for all of your hard work!! Thanks!
Sheila H. Bragg
Your caterpillar is one of the Gossamer Winged Butterflies in the family Lycaenidae, probably one of the Blues in the subfamily Polyommatinae. It looks quite close to a photo of the Ceraunus Blue caterpillar posted to BugGuide. The species is found in Georgia