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280 days of Urbpandemonium #191

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The yellow bear Spilosoma virginica* isn't nearly as well known as the woolly bear, but is nearly as widespread. The caterpillar has longer softer 'fur' (setae) and is usually all yellow (but darker forms occur). While the woolly bear is found throughout the late fall and even the winter as a caterpillar, the yellow bear pupates to survive the cold months. The caterpillar can host on almost any kind of plant, including a variety of garden plants and trees and shrubs. The moth, the Virginia tiger moth, is a pretty but unassuming white creature.

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*Virginian specked-body

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kryptyd
Oct. 17th, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
How fluffy and lovely. I don't think we have these lads in Ireland, or your wooly bears. We have ones that kids call Hairy Mollies, but I think they're bigger than you bears.
darkest_diary
Oct. 19th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
He looks so cute and fuzzy! Is he poisonous to touch?
urbpan
Oct. 19th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
Never had any bad reaction to handling yellow bears--apparently some people are allergic though!
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