Re: Wolly Bear Caterpiller what do they eat?
Posted by Becky on 8/04/07
I have been told the wooly bear caterpillars cross the roads
because the air temperature is cool and they are cold blooded
and require the heat from the pavement. During the fall is
when you see most wooly bears crossing the roads...they are
simply trying to get warmth from the asphalt, which soaks up
the sun and becomes hot. The woolybears also eat clover. I
am a second grade teacher and I bring in caterpillars for the
students all of the time. The wooly bears LOVE clover. Hope
On 10/08/06, Alec wrote:
> I am also trying to figure this out! I found a Wooly Bear
> ealier today. Why do they cross roads? I always wondered
> P.S. You posted on my birthday!!! :-D
> On 9/25/06, Wendy Graphman wrote:
>> I am trying to find out what to feed our caterpillers we
>> found. We rescued them from the road and want to raise
>> them to butterfly state. We know they are Wolly Bear
>> Caterpillers. On and one I don't know what it is it is
>> fuzzy and white.
>> We have a butterfly cage from raising Painted Lady
>> butterflies this past spring.
>> Any other information on these would be great too.
>> We homeschool our 6 year old but the two older ones ages 8
>> and 12 also want to see this happen.