Bug of the Day
Found this little fellow toodling along on the sidewalk in front of a convenience store. Not sure where it was heading because there was no greenery in sight. I’m sure the people parking in the spot in front of me were wondering what the hell I was scooping off the ground with my little vial :-).
@eumorpha-dream says this is a tiger moth caterpillar, genus Apantesis, hard to be more specific than that…
Where was the baby going? OFF TO PUPATE! 😀 They usually wander for a bit and can end up in some strange places (like my work building…)
Apantesis seems about right. Could be A. virgo: https://bugguide.net/node/view/3068