woolly bear

woolly bear

Caterpillar of a tiger moth. The larva of the Isabella tiger moth (Isia isabella), known as the banded woolly bear, is brown in the middle and black at both ends. The width of the black bands is purported to predict the severity of the coming winter: the narrower the bands, the milder the weather will be.

Variants of WOOLLY BEAR

woolly bear or wooly bear

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