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Spilosoma virginica (yellow woollybear)

Wikipedia Abstract

Spilosoma virginica is a species of moth in the Arctiinae subfamily. As a caterpillar, it is known as the yellow woolly bear or yellow bear caterpillar. As an adult, it is known as the Virginia tiger moth.
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Wing Span [1]  1.7 inches (.042 m)

Prey / Diet

Acer negundo (box elder)[2]
Acer rubrum (red maple)[2]
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)[2]
Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[2]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[2]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[2]
Castanea dentata (American chestnut)[2]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[2]
Citrullus lanatus (watermelon)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by 1Auditory influences on the flight behaviour of moths in a Nearctic site. I. Flight tendency, Scott B. Morrill and James H. Fullard, CAN. J. ZOOL. VOL. 70, 1992, pp. 1097-1101 2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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