Encouraging active learning about the world around us.
Discovering nature can be as easy as going in our own backyard, vacant lot, or park. There are so many things waiting for us to discover if we just look.
Monday, March 14, 2016
The Agreeable Tiger Moth
I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine. You've probably seen him, or his cousin a bunch of times. This is an Agreeable Tiger Moth, a close cousin of the Virginia Tiger Moth. The Virginia Tiger Moth doesn't have the little orange 'bib'. Another similar moth is an Ermine Moth. All are fuzzy white moths. As caterpillars they tend to feed on low growing plants, such as clover. 2-3 generations will live throughout the summer, with the last generation of caterpillars making a cocoon and hibernating through the winter.
This one has a crumpled wing
Notice the orange bib
Tiny little guys. You can see the orange stripe along the side.