Photo by Melody
PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Who's my Furry little friend??

Communities > Forums > Insect and Spider Identification
Forum: Insect and Spider IdentificationReplies: 5, Views: 82
Add to Bookmarks
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 28, 2004
8:25 PM

Post #1168943

I'm assuming they are caterpillars? But they crawl all over my gardens whenever they want to. Here's one crawling on the porch this lovely day in PA :-D

Thumbnail by Kim_M
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Woodland Park, CO
(Zone 4b)

November 28, 2004
8:39 PM

Post #1168957

Woolly Bear Caterpillar
Isia isabella
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 28, 2004
9:45 PM

Post #1169035

Ahhh Man! I have Moths...ewwwww
Woodland Park, CO
(Zone 4b)

November 28, 2004
9:50 PM

Post #1169045

But s-o-o-o cute when they're young, lol!!
I haven't seen these in a long time. Gran'ma used to tell me that seeing them early and in large numbers meant a long hard winter. Guess we're outta luck here again this year...
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 29, 2004
12:27 AM

Post #1169261

I don't think they are BAD moths, not miller moths or meal moths. Just outdoor, part-of-the-ecosystem moths. I never knew what the woolly bear turned into. Thanks to caron for the link!
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

November 29, 2004
12:56 AM

Post #1169298

Thanks for the link caron.
I never put the Isabella tiger moth together w/ the Woolys.
We see tons of both around here but...

BTW: The lore is the wider the brown band the shorter and milder the Winter.
There is even a festival for them in Vermilion, Ohio in early/mid October.

You cannot post until you register and login.

Other Insect and Spider Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Tiny Red Critters Angel 26 Apr 26, 2014 7:18 AM
SOLVED: Do you know what kind of Spider this is? dignbloom 55 Aug 18, 2012 4:36 PM
SOLVED: green caterpillar xox_kitkat_xox 4 Jan 24, 2010 9:05 PM
SOLVED: Name this insect? Dinu 16 Oct 19, 2008 2:54 PM
SOLVED: Red Spider about the diameter of a penny gardenwife 24 Oct 10, 2009 10:41 AM

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America