Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Virginia tiger moth caterpillar

Spilosoma virginica


The caterpillar is also called the yellow wooly bear.


Bushes near a wooded area

1 Species ID Suggestions

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

Sign in to suggest organism ID


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 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 7 years ago

What a great looking Caterpillar :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Spot on :)


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 7 years ago

Perhaps a yellow wooly bear?

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team