What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Woolly Bear found at What’s That Bug? office garden
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
March 29, 2015

Painted Tiger Moth Woolly Bear in Mount Washington

Painted Tiger Moth Woolly Bear in Mount Washington

We can’t believe we are approaching the 20,000 mark with postings, and we decided to do a countdown of sorts.  We found this Woolly Bear that will eventually metamorphose into a Painted Tiger Moth, Arachnis picta, while weeding in the front garden.  Later while walking into Elyria Canyon Park to tag Fiesta Flowers in a Vernal Stream, we noticed several smashed, dead Woolly Bears along the “dirt” Burnell path where hikers walk on a daily basis and we can only hope the dead Woolly Bears were the result of accidental stompings.  We also noticed several living Woolly Bears in Elyria Canyon Park.

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Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, CA

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