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Fuzzy Black Caterpillar Could Be Garden Tiger Moth Larvae

We believe the fuzzy black caterpillar that our reader sent us a photograph of is a Garden Tiger moth larva. These caterpillars are found all over the world and mature into stunning moths!

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What is a Banded Woolly Bear Worm?

After the Isabella tiger moth lays its eggs, the banded woolly bear emerges in the fall. It remains in caterpillar form during the winter. It produces a substance called cryoprotectant, which protects it from the cold during the freezing winter months.