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UC Davis Researchers: Woolly Bear Caterpillars Pick Winner of U.S. Presidential Campaign

UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking  woolly bear caterpillars  to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Score another win for those woolly bear caterpillars. For the past three decades, woolly bear caterpillars have accurately predicted a Republican or...

UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking  woolly bear caterpillars  to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking woolly bear caterpillars to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking woolly bear caterpillars to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of U.S. Presidential election predictions (red designates Republicans and blue, Democrats).
Close-up of U.S. Presidential election predictions (red designates Republicans and blue, Democrats).

Close-up of U.S. Presidential election predictions (red designates Republicans and blue, Democrats).

A woolly bear caterpillar on Bodega Head in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A woolly bear caterpillar on Bodega Head in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar on Bodega Head in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Woolly bear caterpillars eating lupine in 2008 on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Woolly bear caterpillars eating lupine in 2008 on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Woolly bear caterpillars eating lupine in 2008 on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why a Population of 'Bears' May Predict White House Occupancy

A hungry woolly bear caterpillar, the immature form of the Ranchman's Tiger Moth, Platyprepia virginalis. This photo was taken in April 2011 in the Bodega Marine Reserve. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forget the polls that claim to know who will win the U.S. Presidency. Let's hear it from the insects, namely the woolly bear caterpillars that...

A hungry woolly bear caterpillar, the immature form of the Ranchman's Tiger Moth, Platyprepia virginalis. This photo was taken in April 2011 in the Bodega Marine Reserve. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hungry woolly bear caterpillar, the immature form of the Ranchman's Tiger Moth, Platyprepia virginalis. This photo was taken in April 2011 in the Bodega Marine Reserve. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hungry woolly bear caterpillar, the immature form of the Ranchman's Tiger Moth, Platyprepia virginalis. This photo was taken in April 2011 in the Bodega Marine Reserve. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Woolly Bear of a Caterpillar

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on foliage at the Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you enjoy climbing the cliffs of Bodega Head on the Sonoma coast, keep your eyes out for bears--woolly bear caterpillars, that is. The so-called...

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on foliage at the Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A woolly bear caterpillar munching on foliage at the Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on foliage at the Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on fiddleneck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A woolly bear caterpillar munching on fiddleneck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on fiddleneck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM
 
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