Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1136185

Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

Observation date: August 21, 2017
Submitted by: motg0106
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I have several full grown caterpillars in varying colors as can be seen in the pictures. They are located on three sunflower plants. I found them two days ago and already the babies have doubled in size. There are eggs for a third group of babies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 21, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Tazewell County, United States, Illinois