Black, fuzzy caterpillars...ID?

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  1. CaSondra

    CaSondra New Seed

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    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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  2. starface000

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

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    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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    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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    pictures

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


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





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    ( photo / image / picture from CaSondra's Garden )
     
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    I think its called a Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae.

    Does this look like your cat?




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

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    :( 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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