Pink Striped Oakworm Moth

Subject: Bug thats wings expanded fast
Location: Florida
September 23, 2016 2:03 pm
I was outside and i found this little orange bug that looked kinda cute and it had red ears but after a little while it hung on to a leaf for a few minutes and all of a sudden the ears turned into wings! Do you know what bug this is?
Signature: Alyssa

Pink Striped Oakworm Moth
Pink Striped Oakworm Moth

Dear Alyssa,
This looks to us like a freshly eclosed Pink Striped Oakworm Moth,
Anisota virginiensis, or another member of the genus Anisota.  You can compare your image to this BugGuide image.  Here is an image of what you described you first saw when you originally noticed this individual.

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