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Giant Leopard Moth

Hypercompe scribonia

Description:

Family: Erebidae, Subfamily: Arctiinae, Tribe: Arctiini. (Common Tiger Moth) Length: 33-35 mm. White FW is boldly marked with glossy blue-black spots. Thorax has blue-black spots. Abdomen is blue-black dorsally with orange laterial stripes and segment edges. Hosts: Deciduous trees and low plants.

Habitat:

Woodlands, fields, meadows, gardens. Came to light.

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1 Comment

ejsimon333
ejsimon333 6 years ago

What a wonderful picture! Have never seen one with its wings spread like this. Thank you for posting it!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2014
Submitted on Jul 3, 2014

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