BANDED WOOLLY BEAR (Pyrrharctia Isabella) - FOTW - Aug 12, 2013
BANDED WOOLLY BEAR (Pyrrharctia Isabella)
For over two hundreds of years, farmers have used the Banded Woolly Bear to prognosticate on how severe the upcoming winter months will be. I ask you, could it be that the "Banded Woolly Bear" could be a better prognosticator than Punxsutawney Phil?
The "Banded Woolly Bear Caterpillar can be found across most open grasslands of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, and most of the year the caterpillar is on the ground munching on grass for its need of nourishment and water, preferring open grassland. The Banded Woolly Bears starts seek cover in the autumn to hibernate under a rock or in hollow cavities of trees.