Caterpillar at Meteor Crater, Arizona
November 29, 2009
Can you help me identify this caterpillar? He has black segments and orange and yellow segments. He’s about half as long as a US bill. He is really furry.
Meteor Crater, AZ (near flagstaff)
Our first impression was that this had to be a Tiger Moth Caterpillar, usually called a Woolly Bear, but we could not locate a match on bugGuide. It might also be an Owlet Moth Caterpillar.
Identification: Giant Flag Moth Caterpillar
Thanks to a comment from Barb, we now know that this is a Giant Flag Moth Caterpillar, Dysschema howardi, and you may read more about it on BugGuide.