Quiz #98: Insect

The following fuzzy, two-toned caterpillar is the larval stage of which insect?

Photo of Quiz #98: Insect

(Photographed in Biddeford Pool, ME on April 18, 2014.)

A. Gypsy Moth

B. Isabella Tiger Moth

C. American Dagger Moth

D. Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

When ready, scroll down for the answer...

...10...

...9...

...8...

...7...

...6...

...5...

...4...

...3...

...2...

...1...

...0...

A is incorrect.  See photos of Gypsy Moths (Lymantria dispar) at BugGuide.

B is Correct!  This is the larval stage of the Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella).  You may know this caterpillar by another name: Woolly BearHave you noticed any moving about this spring?  See more photos at BugGuide.

C is incorrect.  View my post on the American Dagger Moth (Acronicta americana).

D is incorrect.  Find photos of the Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma americana) at BugGuide.

--

I invite you to support Josh’s Journal by sharing this or any other post with friends, by leaving a comment below, or by making a donation. Thank you for reading!

Leave a Comment