Bear caterpillar

(Zool.) the hairy larva of a moth, esp. of the genus Euprepia.

See also: Bear

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The world's oldest caterpillar is the woolly bear caterpillar. Each year it spends four months frozen solid.
From the Arctic Woolly Bear Caterpillar to the Praying Mantis, Field Cricket, and Dragonfly, all are clearly pictured and described with fascinating accuracy of detail.
If you want to know how harsh the winter will be, look at the stripes on a woolly bear caterpillar in the Fall.
The woolly bear caterpillar is the larva of the Isabella tiger moth (Pyrrharctia isabella).
A woolly bear caterpillar (14) crawls around looking for a sheltered place to hide among fallen leaves.
is a new softcover "Lift-the-Flap Book" about a little woolly bear caterpillar and his search to find just the right place to spend the winter.
Open this book whenever you find yourself wondering what to make next; you'll find woolly bear caterpillars, brain coral, sea anemones, and robins, along with many other projects inspired by nature.
Previous records indicate that the species also can prey upon small adult birds (Roth, 1971), conspecific and heterospecific nestlings and eggs (Brown, 1963), small reptiles and mice (Brown, 1994), and wooly bear caterpillars (Pyrrharctia isabella) that are unpalatable to most predators (Siemens and Greene, 1995).
Much of the work in this field has focused on cases in which animals, such as baboons and woolly bear caterpillars, medicate themselves.
WOOLLY BEAR CATERPILLARS, larvae of the Isabella tiger moth, spend the winter curled up in a sheltered place--under a log, or perhaps under some loose bark.