Pyrrharctia isabella - The wooly bear caterpillar; a childhood friend for most of us. If I see one even now I just have to hold him for a few minutes!
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
caterpillar = oruga :) 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 (of the Arctic Woolly Bear Moth)
Girl Scout Swaps Fall Autumn Leaf Wooly Caterpillar (modify slightly- maybe small Pom-Poms instead of pipe cleaners). Alternatively, You could glue pumpkin beads, ribbon, and mini mums to the front and make it look festive for the season.