My neighbor thinks I know it all, I can’t find this “cat” in any of my books and I have tried the web to no avail. Please help, she keeps calling me (I really don’t mind). But, anyway it seems she has a lot of them and if they will become beautiful butterflies she will not kill them. It is about 3” long and ferocious in its appetite. We live in Port Orange, central fl. Thank you,
This is an Echo Moth Caterpillar, Seirarctia echo, one of the Tiger Moths. BugGuide only has images of the caterpillars. Wild Florida Photo has images of the pretty brown and white striped moth.