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:
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April 19, 2017 Tankersley101 Vernon Parish, Louisiana, United States April 19, 2017 Details
June 23, 2016 ajdicki_2020 Montcalm County, Michigan, United States April 13, 2017 Details
April 07, 2017 tom nolan Cape May County, New Jersey, United States April 11, 2017 Details
July 21, 2015 Betsy Higgins Huron County, Michigan, United States April 10, 2017 Details
June 17, 2015 butterflyqueen Barry County, Michigan, United States April 10, 2017 Details
June 21, 2016 cherylhession Jackson County, Michigan, United States April 10, 2017 Details
July 01, 2016 Fowens Oceana County, Michigan, United States April 10, 2017 Details
September 12, 2016 dagasch Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States April 10, 2017 Details
March 30, 2017 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States April 04, 2017 Details
March 24, 2017 hlunsford Leon County, Florida, United States March 25, 2017 Details
June 16, 2016 scwilso35 Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States March 10, 2017 Details
October 24, 2016 DCarrie Texas, United States, Walker County March 06, 2017 Details
February 08, 2017 StaceyB Palm Beach County, Florida, United States February 09, 2017 Details
October 09, 2016 fridgitator Dallas County, Texas, United States December 28, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States December 16, 2016 Details
November 25, 2016 treichard Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States November 30, 2016 Details
November 01, 2016 rrguffey@gmail.com Burnet County, Texas, United States November 20, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 Bug Babe Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States November 17, 2016 Details
May 15, 2015 Drennen Hinds County, Mississippi, United States October 30, 2016 Details
October 29, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 30, 2016 Details
October 23, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States October 28, 2016 Details
October 25, 2016 Loret_in_Florida Osceola County, Florida, United States October 26, 2016 Details
October 04, 2016 eddielopezzzz Texas, Travis County, United States October 21, 2016 Details
October 18, 2016 curtis.lehman Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States October 19, 2016 Details
September 20, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 08, 2016 Details
September 24, 2016 joep01 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 21, 2016 mellielong Marion County, Florida, United States September 21, 2016 Details
September 15, 2016 Smitty54 Fulton County, Illinois, United States September 16, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States September 14, 2016 Details
September 11, 2016 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States September 12, 2016 Details
July 15, 2014 JohnBoback Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States September 09, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 pkelly0313 Orange County, North Carolina, United States August 30, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 Sarah Bell Christian County, Kentucky, United States August 23, 2016 Details
June 30, 2016 Ahoymaity Loudon County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2016 Details
July 08, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 15, 2016 Details
June 17, 2015 iangardner Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 treichard Howard County, Maryland, United States August 05, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 31, 2016 Details
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