Print This Page Tiger Moth. Common Names: Banded Woolly Bear, Tiger Moth, Isabella, Woolly Bear Scientific Name: Order Lepidoptera, family Arctiidae, Pyrrharctia isabella Size: Adult 1/4", larva 1/2" Identification: Black, very fuzzy caterpillar. Red-brown band . Isabella tiger moth consumes the leaves of asters, birches, clover, corn, elms, maples, and sunflowers, as well as a variety of grasses and weeds, including plantain, dandelion, and nettles. Adults drink nectar from wildflowers. Description. Isabella tiger moth is notable for its larval and adult stages.
Mar 11, · Like all butterflies and moths, tiger moths undergo a complete metamorphosis, with four life cycle stages: egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa, and adult. The cocoon is constructed mostly from larval hairs, making for a rather fuzzy pupal case. Like most of the tiger moth caterpillars the banded woolly worm will roll up into a ball if you attempt to pick it up or disturb it in some way. When mature, the caterpillar forms a cocoon in which it overwinters. Adult isabella tiger moths emerge in the spring. The adult isabella tiger moth has a wingspan of around inches ( cm).
Apr 18, · How to care for Isabella tiger moth? I caught a Woolly Bear caterpillar in February, and a few weeks ago it turned into a cocoon. but they may well have siphoning mouthparts like a butterfly and therefore sip nectar so you could try feeding your moth by putting a bit of sugar water or gatorade on a small piece of cloth or towelling and. Hairy caterpillars As with all hairy caterpillars care should always be taken if handling as their hairs can cause irritation. The adult Garden Tiger moth exudes a smelly liquid from a gland at the back of their head as a deterrent to predators.