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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
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

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

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