Bright Green Caterpillar w/ Horizontal Yellow Stripes and Hollowed Black Spots (that look like 0’s.) Roughly 2, 2-1/2cm. Found making it’s way across the patio. (North Mississippi)
Your caterpillar is a Copper Underwing. It will turn into a moth.
This insect is found in southern Canada and the US.
The caterpillars feed on a wide variety of trees and shrubs such as apple, basswood, hawthorn, maple, oak , walnut raspberry, and grapes. There is one generation per year. This insect overwinters as an egg with the larvae hatching in May and June.
The orange hind wing of the moth is rarely seen as it holds its forewings over the hindwings.