All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar</strong>
<em>Hypercompe scribonia</em>
Hodges #8146
This is the same Crazy Caterpillar when it was curled up in a ball. The red stripes are a form of protective coloration if the stiff, black hairs don't deter ...
Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar
Hypercompe scribonia
Hodges #8146
This is the same Crazy Caterpillar when it was curled up in a ball. The red stripes are a form of protective coloration if the stiff, black hairs don't deter a predator. It will turn into a white moth with black spots. I get a lot of requests for identification of this caterpillar in the fall!
(keywords: black hairy caterpillar with red stripes)

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