Name this Catapillar
My Dad and I was out looking at the fall leaves and spotted this catapillar, its very showy can you name it for me. My Dad and I were in the southwest part of Arkansas, Dequeen. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for writing back with your location. We have been obsessed with properly identifying your distinctive caterpillar. It is a Smartweed Caterpillar, the larval form of the Smeared Dagger Moth, Acronicta oblinita. It is a highly variable caterpillar, but there is a near perfect match posted on BugGuide.