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Yellow Woollybear

"For some reason, we have noticed an abundance of these Woollybear caterpillars this year.

 

The Yellow woollybear caterpillar, Spilosoma virginica, is the larva of the Virginia tiger moth. It has a diet of a wide range of low-growing plants, including ground cover like grass and clover. This species tends to have two to three life cycles per year, with one hibernating for the winter in temperate climates.

 

The caterpillar varies in color, but is typically consistent in its coloration in a single specimen, without odd tufts of different-colored hair or separately colored heads.

 

 

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Taken on September 21, 2008