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Caterpillar - Pyrrharctia isabella

Caterpillar - Pyrrharctia isabella
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
October 26, 2009
Size: <1"
One of the few times that I have a high degree of confidence in my subject line. :-)

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Caterpillar - Pyrrharctia isabella Caterpillar - Pyrrharctia isabella

Moved from Arctiini.

Moved from ID Request.

Woolly Bear
My guess would be a Woolly Bear (or Isabella Tiger Moth.)

Definitely in Tribe Arctiini.

Definitely Woolly Bear

Additional question
Is this a color variant of the well-known banded caterpillar or are they all banded and this, and others like it, is just in a non-banded developmental stage?

According to our caterpillar guide, they come in the typical banded, as well as straight brown, tan, or blonde. So, not an age marker.

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