Attributes of Hypercompe scribonia

Great Leopard Moth
Hypercompe scribonia (Stoll, 1790)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Spotted moth easily recognized by the white wings with hollow bluish black spots on the forewing. Black shading along inner margin and terminal spots near apex of hindwing. Wings tend to become translucent toward outer margins with wear.
Wing Span: 5.7-9.1 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April to September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wide variety, including banana, cabbage, cherry, dandelion, maples, orange, sunflowers, violets, and willows.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Massachusetts and southern Ontario to Florida, west to Michigan, Missouri, and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 11, 2016 wcraigm Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States July 27, 2016 Details
August 20, 2014 foxsparrow St Clair County, Alabama, United States July 25, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 Tiger9415 Greenville County, South Carolina, United States July 16, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 05, 2016 Details
June 24, 2016 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States July 04, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 Darlingflight Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States July 04, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 curtis.lehman (John Fedak) McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States July 03, 2016 Details
May 08, 2016 Adam Williams Paulding County, Georgia, United States July 02, 2016 Details
June 30, 2016 Kurt R. Schwarz Howard County, Maryland, United States June 30, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 Jon Rapp Boone County, Missouri, United States June 27, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada June 25, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 stephensmith Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States June 23, 2016 Details
June 22, 2016 aholt93610 Fairfax County, Virginia, United States June 23, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 Janice C Randolph County, Illinois, United States June 20, 2016 Details
June 16, 2016 kgoed Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States June 17, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 15, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States June 09, 2016 Details
June 02, 2016 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States June 08, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 Aleasha Carrier Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States June 07, 2016 Details
June 07, 2016 ddodd (Chris Segatti) Marshall County, Alabama, United States June 07, 2016 Details
June 01, 2016 Stott Noble Jefferson County, Alabama, United States June 02, 2016 Details
May 06, 2016 aut2bhomeincarolina Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States May 06, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 curtis.lehman Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States April 28, 2016 Details
July 13, 2015 amyschaich@yahoo.com Orange County, North Carolina, United States April 09, 2016 Details
April 02, 2016 Leesa Tierney Clermont County, Ohio, United States April 02, 2016 Details
July 04, 2015 tjrickert Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States March 12, 2016 Details
February 20, 2016 Batman113 Brazoria County, Texas, United States February 20, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 25, 2016 Details
January 12, 2016 bluebird264 Collier County, Florida, United States January 18, 2016 Details
October 11, 2015 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States December 22, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Butterfly Ridge Hocking County, Ohio, United States December 05, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 curtis.lehman Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States November 28, 2015 Details
November 03, 2015 Guka Vlinder Manassas County, Virginia, United States November 12, 2015 Details
November 11, 2015 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States November 12, 2015 Details
November 12, 2015 carleypasq Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States November 12, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States November 08, 2015 Details
October 15, 2015 sfp Jessamine County, Kentucky, United States October 16, 2015 Details
October 15, 2015 Steve Gyomber Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States October 15, 2015 Details
October 06, 2015 saapple Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States October 07, 2015 Details
August 17, 2015 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States October 03, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States October 03, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 curtis.lehman (Margaret Higbee) Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States September 30, 2015 Details
September 24, 2015 cabbott Fairfield County, Ohio, United States September 25, 2015 Details
September 19, 2015 Ru_anthrogirl Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States September 19, 2015 Details
September 14, 2015 pabirdermoore Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 18, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 wildreturn Lincoln County, Missouri, United States September 10, 2015 Details
September 01, 2015 NJScott Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States September 06, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 Rangertsp Pickett County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2015 Details
September 05, 2015 johnmiller Bradley County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 rosedrakon Richmond City County, Virginia, United States September 01, 2015 Details