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Crawlies with Cri: Wooly bear caterpillar

Wooly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia Isabella)

This week’s crawly is wooly, but it is not a bear and it cannot predict the weather. Meet the wooly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia Isabella). Before we learn about the moth the wooly bear morphs into, let’s talk about the weather.The popular folklore around wooly bears is that the size of their color bands predicts what the coming winter weather will be. According to the . . .