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Kim_M
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

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caron
Woodland Park, CO
(Zone 4b)

November 28, 2004
8:39 PM

Post #1168957

Woolly Bear Caterpillar
Isia isabella

http://www.enature.com/fieldguide/showSpeciesRECNUM.asp?recnum=BU0165
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 28, 2004
9:45 PM

Post #1169035

Ahhh Man! I have Moths...ewwwww
caron
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...
crystalspin
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!
~'spin!~
henryr10
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.

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