Virginian Tiger Moth Spilosoma virginica Fabricius, 1798  Synonyms: Hodges #8137, Yellow Woolybear Moth.

Status:

Widespread in North America and expected throughout Maryland. Caterpillars found from May through November.

Description:

Caterpillars are extremely variable in color. Note that some hairs are much longer than others, usually one very long hair per tuft.

Relationships:

Uses a wide variety of larval host plants.

There are 218 records in the project database.

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A Virginian Tiger Moth in Pasadena, Maryland (7/27/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/18/2014). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/28/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/30/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/15/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth on Assateague Island, Maryland (7/15/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth on Assateague Island, Maryland (7/15/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A female Virginian Tiger Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/21/2013). Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/23/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A female Virginian Tiger Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/21/2013). Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

Virginian Tiger Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/11/2009). Photo by Eric Gofreed. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/3/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/10/2004). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/10/2004). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Kent Co., Maryland (6/6/2014). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Virginian Tiger Moth in Prince George's, Maryland (8/11/2009). Photo by Eric Gofreed. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

Virginian Tiger Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/31/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (9/3/2005). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/26/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/25/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/24/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar feeding on Wingstem in Howard Co., Maryland (9/4/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/23/2010). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/4/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth larva in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/9/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/8/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)


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