is the caterpillar of the Spotted Oleander Moth.
It feeds on Oleander leaves. which are poisonous.
Unlike the Polka Dot Wasp Moth Caterpillars that feed in groups,
the Spotted Oleander Caterpillars prefer to feed alone.
This makes them less common and less destructive.
one on the right is getting ready to become a pupa.
They use the hair off their backs and silk to form a loose
covering to hide their pupas.
Unlike most other moths that pupate in the soil,
these pupate in any nice little corner they can find.
They stay in the cocoon for about 2 weeks.
moths are day fliers.
Not too great a picture but they fly really fast and
dont stay still for long!