Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Black at either end with 4 or 5 orange abdominal segments. Numerous thin white lashes arise from black segmentsthese distinguish it from woolly bear, which it superficially resembles. Orange abdominal band broken by red or black middorsal tufts. Food: prefers willows and poplars but will consume most any shrub or tree. Caterpillar: July to September; 1 generation.