Woolly Bear Caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella)

May 6, 2010
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Using the taste buds of the woolly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella), ecologists Eric Lind and John Parker tested whether the herbivore preferred eating native or exotic plants. The woolly bear is common in the woods surrounding the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Photo Credit: John Parker, Smithsonian Institution