New York: one woman, one garden, twelve seasons.
I have no idea what it really is, but I immediately thought of the parade dragons one sees during Chinese festivals and holidays - it's beautiful!
,,,moves like them, too!
Eutricha capensis - caterpillar of the Cape lappet moth
You can check with http://www.whatsthatbug.com/category/caterpillars-and-pupa/Victoria sounds like she knows what it is, but What's That Bug shows a different photo of the Cape lappet moth
Whatever it is, the pattern is beautiful.
Cape Lappet Moth, Eutricha capensis (Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae).http://www.livingfynbos.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2870
Thank you, everyone. Cape lappet moth it is.