Learn about the wooly bear caterpillar and how their measurements are used to forecast winter weather. The Old Farmer's Almanac investigates wooly bears as weather predictors.

Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction

Learn about the wooly bear caterpillar and how their measurements are used to forecast winter weather. The Old Farmer's Almanac investigates wooly bears as weather predictors.

Pyrrharctia isabella - a childhood friend for most of us.  "Wooly Caterpillar.  Predicted how long the winter would be......

Pyrrharctia isabella - a childhood friend for most of us. "Wooly Caterpillar. Predicted how long the winter would be......

Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) by Steve Juvetson, wikipedia: Adult form of the Wooly Bear Caterpillar #Isabella_Tiger_Moth

Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) by Steve Juvetson, wikipedia: Adult form of the Wooly Bear Caterpillar #Isabella_Tiger_Moth

I used to find these all over as a kid and never knew what they were named: Woolly bear caterpillars. I think the name is perfect!

I used to find these all over as a kid and never knew what they were named: Woolly bear caterpillars. I think the name is perfect!

Learn about the wooly bear caterpillar and how their measurements are used to forecast winter weather. The Old Farmer's Almanac investigates wooly bears as weather predictors.

Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction

Learn about the wooly bear caterpillar and how their measurements are used to forecast winter weather. The Old Farmer's Almanac investigates wooly bears as weather predictors.

wooly bear caterpillar habitat - the making of a woman and a mother: Tractor Ted, the Wooly Bear Caterpillar: Part One

wooly bear caterpillar habitat - the making of a woman and a mother: Tractor Ted, the Wooly Bear Caterpillar: Part One

Isabella moth (Pyrrharctia isabella), adult form of the wooly bear caterpillar

Isabella moth (Pyrrharctia isabella), adult form of the wooly bear caterpillar

The Wooly Bear Caterpillar is the larval form of the Isabella Tiger Moth. The larva goes through an overwintering process in which it freezes solid, only to emerge in the Spring to begin the transformation into a full-grown moth. Photos by Chuck Tague. (Oct. 2013)

The Wooly Bear Caterpillar is the larval form of the Isabella Tiger Moth. The larva goes through an overwintering process in which it freezes solid, only to emerge in the Spring to begin the transformation into a full-grown moth. Photos by Chuck Tague. (Oct. 2013)

((Does he predict the coming winter weather??))  ;-) the wooly bear caterpillar - freezes solid every winter - is pratically DEAD and comes back to life every spring - takes 14years to become a moth...AMAZING!

((Does he predict the coming winter weather??)) ;-) the wooly bear caterpillar - freezes solid every winter - is pratically DEAD and comes back to life every spring - takes 14years to become a moth...AMAZING!

The wooly bear caterpillar lives for 14 years before it can complete it's life's purpose and become a moth!

The wooly bear caterpillar lives for 14 years before it can complete it's life's purpose and become a moth!

The Woolly Worm Festival has been going on in Beattyville, Kentucky for more than 20 years (Ever since 1987!). The annual event takes place during...

The Woolly Worm Festival has been going on in Beattyville, Kentucky for more than 20 years (Ever since 1987!). The annual event takes place during...

Wooly Bear Caterpillar.. I've always loved these little guys

Wooly Bear Caterpillar.. I've always loved these little guys

Banded Woolly Bear, or Isabella Tiger Moth, Pyrrharctia isabella by washingtonpost: A woolly bear has an antifreeze in its hemolymph, or circulatory fluid, so even after being frozen in solid ice, a caterpillar can thaw out and return to activity in the spring... #Insects #Wooly_Bear #Isabella_Tiger_Moth

Banded Woolly Bear, or Isabella Tiger Moth, Pyrrharctia isabella by washingtonpost: A woolly bear has an antifreeze in its hemolymph, or circulatory fluid, so even after being frozen in solid ice, a caterpillar can thaw out and return to activity in the spring... #Insects #Wooly_Bear #Isabella_Tiger_Moth

Wooly Bear Caterpillar: These little guys are often seen hot-footing it across the road in rural areas of eastern North America. They belong to the family of tiger moths (Arctiidae), which has many attractive and far-flung members. Wooly bears are the larva of the Isabella tiger moth, Pyrrharctia isabella, and they feed on a number of common plants found in second-growth areas and roadsides. When you see them hustling across the road, they are looking for a good place to spend the winter…

Caterpillar Types and Identification Guide

Wooly Bear Caterpillar: These little guys are often seen hot-footing it across the road in rural areas of eastern North America. They belong to the family of tiger moths (Arctiidae), which has many attractive and far-flung members. Wooly bears are the larva of the Isabella tiger moth, Pyrrharctia isabella, and they feed on a number of common plants found in second-growth areas and roadsides. When you see them hustling across the road, they are looking for a good place to spend the winter…

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