Unknown Caterpillar

karyn1(7a)July 25, 2011

I found this cat on my Passiflora holosericea this morning. It's just under an inch long. I get Variegated fritillary cats on my passion vines but don't know what this is.

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

It's a woolly bear caterpillar, Karyn, that makes the Isabella tiger moth. They have variable amounts of orange in the center.
They eat a large variety of plants, so if you don't want it eating your passionvine, you could try moving it.
Sherry

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karyn1(7a)

Sherry that's too funny. I thought it looked like a tiny woolly bear but thought no it couldn't possibly be that. lol I see them here often but late in the season when they are big and crawling around on the ground.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 1:49PM
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