Spilosoma virginica – Virginian Tiger Moth

Hodges # 8137

Caterpillar foods: many plants, trees and shrubs

The caterpillars are called Yellow Bear, or Yellow Woolybear caterpillars

5/19/2011

 

5/25/2014

Spilosoma virginica 5-25-14 9

 

5/22/2014

Spilosoma virginica 5-22-14 1

 

7/27/2015

Spilosoma virginica 7-27-15 1

 

9/8/2017

 

9/11/2017

 

9/21/2017  cocoon

 

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

 

7/5/2021

 

7/9/2021

 

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.