Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1057980

Observation date: July 17, 2015
Date notes: July 17-29, 20015
Submitted by: Arkynut
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this guy eating the leaves of my Hibiscus plant next to a headstone at a cemetery in Crescent City Florida, so I captured him, placed him in a insect observation tank and now he's cocooning himself under a leaf. I fed him the same leaves from the plant I found him on, then the past couple days he quit feeding and found him cocooning himself yesterday under a leaf. I don't know if this is a butterfly or a moth. I've searched online but cannot find anything similiar to this catapillar. Thanks if you can ID this guy or gal.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: July 29, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Putnam County