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Isabella Tiger Moth Caterpillar

Isabella Tiger Moth Caterpillar
Radford, Virginia, USA
October 21, 2010
I'd like an ID, please.


Perhaps Wooly Bear
Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)
Quoting Wagner: "Orange and black individuals immediately identifiable, but wholly blond, brown, rust, and tan forms also occur. All color forms densely covered with stiff bristles of mostly uniform length, a few slightly longer, softer hairs extend from either end of body."

Thanks, Kelly, for that info. Pyrrharctia isabella was my initial ID but then I had second thoughts about the color and decided to get a second opinion from Bug Guide. Your quote has settled the issue:)

Moved from ID Request.

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