Sunday, October 4, 2009

Black Fuzzy Caterpillar

At first I thought this hairy guy was a wooly worm, but it seems like it's hair is just too long for that. It was moving fast and furious, climbing this piece of organic cotton out by my garden. I could swear I saw it take a few nibbles on the fabric...
so very spiky and fuzzed out- does anyone know what kind of crawler it is, and what moth or butterfly it will become?
XoXo

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We just saw two of these yesterday - in Northern Nevada I'm wondering what they are too. They were so ** cute **.

Anonymous said...

When it curls up into a ball does it have red stripes? If so then it will turn into a Giant Leapord Moth

allielli said...

yes, I just found one of these critters walking down my drive way in south Arkansas. It has the red stripe when it curls into a ball. Its really pretty. I wondered if its poisonous? Its gorgeous and has my respect.

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

Hey Ya'll!

This is actually not the one with the red stripe - it was solid black. The red stripe one has shorter hairs and strong bold lines, and does turn into the prettiest black and white spotted moth!!!
I still dont know which kind this is!

Anonymous said...

I found one of these in my front yard in Mississippi. I cant find it online either!

Anonymous said...

i live in san antonio tx...i see these in my back yard all the time. dows anyone know if they are poisonous?

Anonymous said...

i think that it is a leopard moth

Anonymous said...

Not sure if they are poisonous but if you touch them they have a powerful sting and burns!!!!