Fourteen years ago I found one of the most beautiful caterpillars I’ve ever seen in our yard dining on some goldenrod leaves. That happened again yesterday morning after a brief shower.
Brown-hooded Owlet-Cucullia convexipennis. I hope this one survives. The previous had several tachinid fly larvae on it which spelled doom.
Canon 7D Mark II, 100 macro, MT-26EX twin flash. If you look closely, you will see the spiracles, small openings ringed in white in the black line sticking up into the white patches. Those are the caterpillar’s respiratory organs.