It’s woolly bear caterpillar time! I haven’t seen as many this year as I have the past couple of falls, but there have a been a few out and about. Ever wondered what they look like as adults? This is it:
Gorgeous, aren’t they? They’re pretty big too, so it’s always a treat to come across one at my porch light.
Anyone else seeing woolly bears/woolly worms around recently?
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13 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: The Moth Formerly Known as Woolly Bear Caterpillar”
Oh yeah, under almost every rock I find ones ready to pupate.
Excellent! Glad to hear it.
A friend asked me about this just a week or two ago when we saw one. I’ll have to forward this post on so he’ll see it. You mentioned that they’re actually quite large. What size are they, since there’s no reference to it in the photo. (Just wondering so I can keep my eyes open.)
The wingspan is typically over 2 inches in these moths. They’re not huge, but they’re definitely on the larger size as moths go.
Been finding them curled up in leaf litter around the edges of the yard. :-)
Lucky! I still haven’t seen many…
Thanx, I’ve always wondered what they turned into.
You’re welcome! Glad I could help out.
Oh my goodness, I had no idea those cute little guys turned into such a pretty moth! Thank you for the pic and info!
You’re welcome! Aren’t the moths gorgeous?