1 3/4 -2″,brown head and “false head”, most of the black stripes have 3 white dots, found eating lily leaves
I have looked in my Florida butterfly/moth book and at pics on the internet with no luck. Thank you for your help. (Miami FL)
The larva is called the convict caterpillar
They are found in southern Indiana to Long Island, south to Florida east to Texas as well as Central and South America.
The caterpillars feed on spider lily, amaryllis and narcissus as well as other plants in the iris and lily family and have also been reported on figs in the continental US. They live in wet locations like roadside ditches and wetlands.
Really neat looking caterpillar!
Thanks for submitting it!