I'm in MD. I found 2 cats that I think are the same, one on a lotus leaf, and the other on turtlehead. What are they?
It looks like a smartweed caterpillar/Acrinicta oblinita. They eat a wide variety of plants and make a moth.
Here is a link that might be useful: Smartweed Caterpillar
Thanks for the ID. It certainly does feed on a variety of plants. Such a drab moth and such a pretty caterpillar.