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CaSondra
North West Louisiana
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Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:32 pm   Post subject: Black, fuzzy caterpillars...ID?


I found these black fuzzy caterpillars falling out of an oak tree in my front yard. The pictures may not be so good. They are about an inch long. Where the "fuzzies" come out of their back, it looks to be redish or orangish "bumps".
Any information on these would be helpful.
Would anyone happen to know what kind they are?
and if they will turn into a butterfly? if so, what kind?

Thank you in advance.

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starface000
Western New York
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Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:13 pm   


Without a picture, it sounds like it could be the woolly bear. And they turn into moths. Does it have black and orange "fur"?

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CaSondra
North West Louisiana
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Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:15 am   


the "fur" is black, but it does however have orangish "bumbs" that the "fur" comes out of all along their back

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:07 am   


It sounds like the caterpillars that I get on my Passion Flower vine if so it makes an orange and black butterfly I think its called a Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

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CaSondra
North West Louisiana
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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:04 am   Post subject: pictures


sorry everyone, I wasn't doing the complete process for getting the pics on here Embarassed . here they are



fuzzy, black caterpillar 2 ( photo / image / picture from CaSondra's Garden )






( photo / image / picture from CaSondra's Garden )

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:30 am   


I think its called a Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae.

Does this look like your cat?





Fuzzy worm ( photo / image / picture from glendann's Garden )

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CaSondra
North West Louisiana
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Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:49 am   


Sad sorry, mine have a black body, where the body looks to be yellowish/orangish and mine have lots more fuzzy's. thank you for the suggestion though.

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FlowerFreak22


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Georgia
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Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:36 am   


Looks like it could be (Junonia coenia) http://www.giffbeaton.com/Caterpillars/cat_2005-04-08-0036.jpg or (Battus philenor) http://www.giffbeaton.com/Butterflies/Pipevine%20Swallowtail2_2003-06-19.jpg

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