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Virginian Tiger Moth (Yellow Wooly Bear)
Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar Virginia Tiger Moth Caterpillar

Photos © Kim Hosen

Top and lower left - Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, Nokesville, VA; September and October 2012

Lower middle - Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Calvert County, MD; September 2013

Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar
Spilosoma virginica

Range: Widespread throughout North America

Food: Many different low-growing plants, low-growing plants such as docks, thistles, plantains and dandelions.

Over winters as a pupa in a cocoon.