Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar

Spilosoma virginica


Family: Erebidae, Subfamily: Arctiinae, Tribe: Arctiini. A common tiger moth caterpillar of Eastern North America. Long black, reddish brown and white hairs. White spots at the side. (Larva also called Yellow Wooly as color is variable from yellow to orange to black) Feeds on low-growing plants such as clover or grasses (shown). 1.50 inches in length. (3.81 cm)


Meadow with low plants.


No species ID suggestions

1 Comment

YukoChartraw 5 years ago

Time for a hair cut. :) A great series!

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61

Spotted on Oct 9, 2012
Submitted on Oct 10, 2012

Related spottings

Spilosoma sp Spilosoma lubricipeda Yellow Bear yellow bear

Nearby spottings

Unknown Caterpillar Syrphid Fly Carolina Wolf Spider European Earwig (female)