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Grayish brown caterpillar with black spots, yellow, green/blue and pinkish coloration could be seen at times depending on the movement of the caterpillar. Found crawling on the ground and preferred to be there. This species is found in Japan, China and Taiwan (Wikipedia) and in the US. It may be an introduced species but I have not found that information yet. It seems to found (or at least reported from) mostly in the Northeastern US.
Suburban backyard garden.
Also called Rose of Sharon Moth. Found this caterpillar crawling on the ground while weeding the garden. Perhaps it was searching for a place to pupate. The yard has both Hibiscus and Rose of Sharon in the yard. Thank you keithp2012 for the ID!