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Date notes: We found a brown and black fuzzy caterpillar on May 11 and kept it in a jar, it started making its cocoon on May 18th. It then emerged from its chrysalis/cocoon on May 30th
Submitted by: SpringWillow
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar ate dandelion leaves, and was black with a small brown band. I thought it was a woolly bear, but it emerged as a black and white moth with a white band down its wings and orange stripes on the ends. My mother and I have scoured the Internet for what kind of moth this might be, but haven’t found anything that might help us.