Yellow-Orange Bear Caterpillar - Spilosoma virginica - Virginia Tiger Moth by MotherNature
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Yellow-Orange Bear Caterpillar - Spilosoma virginica - Virginia Tiger Moth by 


This lovely orange caterpillar is one of the types of “wooly bear” caterpillars, of which the orange and brown ones are best known. The adult is the Virginia Tiger Moth, a lovely white, fuzzy moth. (It might also be another type of Tiger Moth but I’m giving this my best shot.).

They are unspecific in their diet, and whenever I’ve found them they are on the ground or in the grass. This one was pretty large and happily grazing on weeds.

The picture was taken August 25, 2012, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA.

For some general information on Tiger moths you can visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spilosoma_virginica

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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Comments

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 2 years ago

    super, great detail and color

  • Boy! High praise:>) Thanks!

    – MotherNature

  • Thanks, too, for the fave – very much appreciated and I’m glad you got a kick out of this little guy:>)

    – MotherNature

  • lensbaby
    lensbabyover 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture Carol! The details are super!

  • Your ongoing support is more appreciated than you can imagine, Baby! Thanks:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 2 years ago


    August 30/2012
    Enjoy the day MotherNature with the Surprise Features of the Caterpillar!
    Wish you a Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,
    Johanna

  • Thanks! What a sweet honor:>)

    – MotherNature

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