CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Ornate Bella Moth caterpillar (Utetheisa ornatrix)
I saw some rabbitbells with ripe seed pods. Crotalaria rotundifolia (RABBITBELLS) is a larval host for this moth species.
Knowing that the larvae of bella moths drill into the pods to eat the seeds, I took a peak and discovered one with the signature hole. I cracked it open to find this tiny guy. I returned him to the plant to get started on the next pod, which he seemed happy to crawl onto.
I used a hawkweed leaf as a backdrop.