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black fuzzy caterpillar

black fuzzy caterpillar
Cambria, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
March 31, 2010
Size: 1 1/2 inches
There have been several of these really fuzzy black caterpillars crossing the dirt road. They seem to have brown spots under all their black fuzz. Thanks for your help ID-ing this adorable fella.....Denise


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Wooly Bear
I had one of these and it became a Saltmarsh Moth - beautiful white moth with black spots. It ate wild pea vines (or more accurately the blooms on the vines). I LOVE these little guys - so cute!

Thanks a bunch.....Denise

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