White fuzzy Caterpillar

Asked July 24, 2017, 6:06 AM EDT

What type of Caterpillar is this. I found in my yard and I'm concerned.

Winona County Minnesota

1 Response

The caterpillar is probably a yellow wooly bear (Spilosoma/Diacrisia virginiana). We don't know of any reason to be concerned about it unless there are a great many of them and they are doing significant damage to valued plants.

Learn more here:
http://uwm.edu/field-station/fuzzy-fall-caterpillars/