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Virginia tiger moth caterpillar

Spilosoma virginica

Description:

The caterpillar is also called the yellow wooly bear.

Habitat:

Bushes near a wooded area

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago
Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica Butterflies and Moths of North America | collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera


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10 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Jodie3 - I don't know the answer to your question. I have some blueberry bushes this year but haven't seen them there. I've usually seen them near fields or on the edges of woods.

Jodie3
Jodie3 2 years ago

Would it be normal to find these on blueberry bushes the first part of July. I think this is what I found but I'm not sure.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thank you, Sarala, Adarsha and Tiz!

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

What a great looking Caterpillar :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Spot on :)

beautiful

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thank you, Sergio. Not an "elaborate" caterpillar but a lovely one, I think

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Beautiful cat, Maria. Congrats.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thanks, Emily - could be. I have posted it on BugGuide to see if I get a definite ID there.

EmilyUmbarger
EmilyUmbarger 7 years ago

Perhaps a yellow wooly bear? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spilosoma_v...

Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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