WoolyBear Caterpillar

By: Jill Finger

Oct 29 2014

Category: Uncategorized

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Aperture:f/2.4
Focal Length:4.12mm
ISO:320
Shutter:1/20 sec
Camera:iPhone 5

Wes came back from his afternoon walk yesterday with this tiny caterpillar in his palm. He said he’d never seen such a small one and neither had I.  After I took this picture, I let it go in the back yard and knew I would use it for a blog post.  Then, I realized I’d never known what kind of butterfly or moth comes from this caterpillar, so I googled it.  I found out the caterpillar overwinters, freezing solid, and then pupates in the spring becoming the Isabella tiger moth.  I know I’ve seen these moths, just didn’t know they were from wooly bears.

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