Wooly bears are hairy moth caterpillars that belong mainly to the Arctiidae and Lymantriidae families. They generally have orange and black bands. Their hair keeps them warm, aids in camouflage, and stings in some species. Some caterpillars in the Lymantriidae family incorporate their hairs into the cocoons before they pupate. Some adult moths use the hairs to camouflage their eggs.
Rolls into a spiral if disturbed.
Areas with vegetation, including wadis of the Hajar Mountains.