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Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today the Arthro-Pod gang discuss the numerous caterpillars you can encounter as fall sets in. Some caterpillars overwinter as larvae, hidden in leaf
litter or soil, others pupate first to wait out the cold. We start seeing more
of both kinds, right now, as they leave trees and plants they were feeding on
and search for that perfect comfy spot. 
Tune in to learn about different species you might encounter, why some fuzzy caterpillars shouldn't be touched, and tools to help you identify caterpillars you discover! 
The fuzzy and cute, banded woolly bear caterpillar (Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org)Show notesCan the woolly bear predict the weather (no, it cannot)The truth about hickory tussock mothsCome to Kentucky and visit our woolly worm festival!What caterpillars can "sting" you?
Check out some sites that can help with identification-https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/
https://www.inaturalist.org/

Questions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon@JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through iTunes!Subscribe to our feed on Feedburner!  We're also on Stitcher!


This episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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