Synchlora frondaria, a camouflage decorator like other Synchlora species, with flower fragments attached to specialized hooked setae. Larva in photograph is feeding on yellow flowers disk of Chyrsanthemum. Parent female collected Indian River Co., Florida, February 2012. Same larva, below, in curved posture with head visible rolled under abdominal segments just to the right of the anal prolegs.
This individual moved overnight from active feeding on a flower to the end of a nearby adjacent leaf, but it remained connected to the flower disk by a prominent double silk from the head back to the flower. It may have moved to this position to rest, hide during daylight hours or molt, but the head is clearly protected and out of view beneath the decorated abdominal segments. The silk attachments would allow the larva to return to the flower for structure for more feeding.