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What is this caterpillar?
Hello Bugman,
I have a few photos of a caterpillar I saw earlier this spring — March I think. I looked over your moth and caterpillar photos and did not see this one so I thought I’d pass it along. I hope this caterpillar was not blinded by my picture – I had to use a flash! This particular one was walking on the sidewalk so I used a stick to move it to safety. I’d like to think its off enjoying its little life now. Thank you for this site — I love it! I have always been fascinated by bugs and have really enjoyed photographing them lately.
Sincerely,
Cindy

Hi Cindy,
This is a common Banded Wooly Bear. The adult is known as the Isabella Tiger Moth, Isia isabella. Legend has it that farmers can determine the severity of a winter based on the width of the brown center stripe.

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