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Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Pyrrharctia isabella

Description:

I found the woolly bear caterpillar while I was on walk with friends. Its scientific name is Pyrrharctia isabella. The woolly bear is black caterpillar you know when the caterpillar is ready to turn to a chrysalis when they’re all orange. They can be 1-1 1/2” long. Then they change into a tiger moth. The moth’s wingspan is 4.5-6.5 cm. Their habitat is cities, suburbs, towns, and open fields. Their range is the western U.S to eastern U.S. Fun Fact: When their frightened they curl up in a ball.

Habitat:

Their habitat is cities, suburbs, towns, and open fields. Their range is the western U.S to eastern U.S.

Notes:

By Jacob S.

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Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Oct 25, 2016
Submitted on Dec 20, 2016

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