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Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar

Spilosoma virginica

Description:

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)

Habitat:

Meadow with low plants.

Notes:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/124...

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YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw a year 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

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