The one that got away... butterfly?

The one that got away... butterfly?

Observation - The one that got away... butterfly? - Southern Africa. Description: I watched this caterpillar for a few days, eating away at the Osteospernum, with the intention to re

I watched this caterpillar for a few days, eating away at the Osteospernum, with the intention to rear it. While trying to take the leave off the plant, it fell off and disappeared, not to be found again.