Woolly worms

I found several of these guys in the garden recently. We used to call them woolly worms, but they are not worms at all, rather they are catepillars of a moth species, perhaps the Virginia Tiger Moth.

I came up with this identification on a really cool website where you can search by color and other aspects of the caterpillar.
Caterpillar identification made simple!



Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Very interesting website, have bookmarked it.

Amy McPherson Sirk said...

We've found several of these this year, munching away on my garden. I've relocated them to the ornamental plants where they can nosh to their heart's content. I really like your posts and I'll be following your blog.