Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wooly Worm Forcast


Wooly worms{pyrrharctia isabella}are the common name of the larval stage of the tiger moth.They have been used over the years to predict whether or not we will have a harsh winter.Legand has it that the thinner the brown band,the harsher the winter.Mostly brownish red in the middle,a mild winter.It has been a long time since I`ve seen an all black one,this one has tiny brown lines when he curled up in a ball,but he is mostly all black.

4 comments:

FIONA said...

Do you have many of them this year?

He looks like he's scared of the thought of winter.

phylliso said...

It`s the second one I`ve seen,the first one had a broad band of brown around his middle.phylliso

foxiedolzs said...

In Virginia solid white wooly worms are all i have seen what does it mean when they are white ? Thanks Deborah

rodney said...

a solid white woolly worm has been spotted in east ky i dont know what it means but would like to know