I found this beautiful caterpillar on one of my Sea Buckthorn (seaberry) plants. There seemed to be no damage, but I removed it and placed it far away from my plants. I could not bear to kill it since it was so beautiful.
Can anyone identify this caterpillar? I would like to know if I should be concerned.
It may even be a wild silkmoth (there are several dozen varieties of moth that produce silk we can use for making cloth, only one is truly domesticated). I think there is great potential for careful use of wild silkmoths.