do you know what bug this is
Hi,
Attaching a copy of a photo of a bug I’ve never seen before. Do you know what it is and whether it’s harmful to plants, etc.
Thank you,
Marilyn Bradley

Hi Marilyn,
This is a Painted Arachnis, Arachnis picta, and it is freshly metamorphosed. The wings will soon expand and harden for flight. This is a type of Tiger Moth and it does not feed as an adult. The caterpillars are Wooly Bears and feed on a large variety of weedy plants.

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