Saturday, 5 July 2014

Caterpillar - Spilosoma virginica (Virginian Tiger Moth)


Caterpillar from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Caterpillar– I think: Spilosoma virginica

Spilosoma virginica Virginian Tiger Moth 


Isn't it sweet? Little tiny feet, all moving in a wave.

Soft, fuzzy little caterpillar. Little legs grabbing onto the clover, munching away. I've submitted it to My BAMONA for ID.
The moths are beginning to gather in the night. It also looks like a very good year for the butterflies. My milkweed is flourishing and I hope the Monarch butterfly population will explode with the excellent conditions: lots of moisture, lots of food and I don't use chemicals on the lawn. The White admirals, Eastern swallowtail, are plentiful.
SC #31

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I love the cute caterpillar photos and video. I am hoping to see some Monarchs this summer. Thank you for linking your post up to my critter party..Enjoy your weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

they're very cute. and munchy. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice sighting of the caterpillar!

Margaret Adamson said...

yes he is really cute and you got a good close up of him. Have a great weekend.

Lina Gustina said...

I'm too afraid to touch hairy caterpillar. Great shots.

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Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

So cute, great pictures!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Furry and cute little thing!

William Kendall said...

I haven't handled one of those little critters in years.

bailey-road.com said...

Cute, fuzzy fellow. I think that's the kind that was eating my lantana leaves.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shots of the furry critter for SC ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

ladyfi said...

What a sweet fuzzy guy!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Gorgeous golden guy!!! (Mind you, I too would be cautious as I have had very nasty reactions to hairy caterpillars...) Happy weekend! YAM xx

Debbie said...

oh it is just so sweet!! i enjoyed all the up close detail!!!