Family Erebidae Hodges # 8137
Caterpillar foods: low-growing plants, trees and shrubs (Bugguide)
The caterpillars are called Yellow Bear, or Yellow Woolybear caterpillars
Sometimes confused with Spilosoma congrua and Hyphantria cunea.
6/27/2021 Yellow eggs found on a grass leaf in the wetland
6/28/2021 Eggs just before hatching
6/29/2021 Just after most caterpillar hatched
7/14/2021 I think the caterpillars all died because I gave them grass to eat. I didn’t realize what they were, and that they actually don’t eat grass. They did eat a little grass in the beginning, but maybe needed to move to other plants as they grew.