woolly bear


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woolly bear

n.
The hairy caterpillar of any of various tiger moths, especially that of Pyrrharctia isabella of North America, which has a body that is reddish-brown in the middle and black at the ends.

woolly bear

n
(Animals) the caterpillar of any of various tiger moths, esp Arctia caja of Europe and Isia isabella of North America, having a dense covering of soft hairs

wool′ly bear`


n.
the caterpillar of any of several moths, as a tiger moth, having a dense coat of woolly hairs.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.woolly bear - caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairswoolly bear - caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairs; feed on plants and some are destructive pests
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
woolly bear moth - larva of moth of the family Arctiidae
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"THE LONGER THE WOOLLY BEAR'S BLACK BANDS, THE LONGER AND COLDER THE WINTER WILL BE."
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The garden tiger moth, known for its "woolly bear" caterpillar, used to be widely found in UK gardens but has seen its population crash by 92 per cent in the last 40 years.
Known for its extravagantly hairy woolly bear caterpillars, the Garden Tiger, a red, brown, cream and blue beauty, was once a common garden moth across the UK.
Much of the work in this field has focused on cases in which animals, such as baboons and woolly bear caterpillars, medicate themselves.
Weithiau mae'r larfa yma'n cael ei alw'n "woolly bear" yn Saesneg oherwydd ei fod o'n edrych yn frown ac yn flewog.
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.
He looked like a woolly bear first time, and at Good wood he was about halfway there.