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This caterpillar is one of many different woolly bear caterpillar species that live in the United States. Different species of woolly bears can look pretty similar to each other. It is only when they morph into their respective moths when their differences shine. The Isabella Tiger Moth and the Giant Leopard Moth are just two examples of the diverse types of moths that come from woolly bear caterpillars. The moths take flight from April to September and are an example of how all life, no matter how big and complex or small and simple, starts from humble beginnings.

Like last month’s color palette, Castle Rock, this month’s picture comes from the Boulder Canyon in March 2014. This woolly bear caterpillar is just one of the many diverse species that live in the surrounding Boulder area.

Color Palettes: The Woolly Bear Caterpillar

The colors in the image above are listed below in both hex and RGB formats. The dark color (the color sliver at the top of each color square) is listed in the left column while the main color block is listed in the middle column. The last column has the gray background color that sits behind the color palettes.

Top Color Sliver

Brown (Luxor Gold):

  • #B18043
  • R:177 G:128 B:67

Purple (Deep Lilac):

  • #955AB5
  • R:149 G:90 B:181

Yellow (Texas):

  • #ECEC7A
  • R:236 G:236 B:122

Red (Bittersweet):

  • #F7685E
  • R:247 G:104 B:94

Main Color Block

Light Brown:

  • #D8AB73
  • R:216 G:171 B:115

Light Purple (Wisteria):

  • #BD88DA
  • R:189 G:136 B:218

Light Yellow (Milan):

  • #F6F69D
  • R:246 G:246 B:157

Light Red (Mona Lisa):

  • #FB8F86
  • R:251 G:143 B:134

Background Color

Mid Gray:

  • #67696B
  • R:103 G:105 B:107