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:
Taxonomy Notes:

Images of Hypercompe scribonia

Click on an image to view full size and to see additional details.







Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe-scribonia-Bob-Moul-301.jpg

Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe-scribonia-Bob-Moul-301.jpg
Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe-scribonia-Bob-Moul-302.jpg

Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe-scribonia-Bob-Moul-302.jpg
Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe_scriboniaWolfert1.jpg

Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe_scriboniaWolfert1.jpg
Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe_scriboniaWolfert2a.jpg

Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe_scriboniaWolfert2a.jpg
Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe_scriboniaWolfert3a.jpg

Hypercompe scribonia - Hypercompe_scriboniaWolfert3a.jpg
Hypercompe scribonia - 3515_64.jpg

Hypercompe scribonia - 3515_64.jpg

The map below displays all BAMONA data for this species and has three different data layers:
1. All records (yellow dots)   2. Recently verified records (orange dots)*   3. US county records (purple)

There are also three base layers: 1. Satellite    2. Normal   3. Hybrid

How to use the map:
Click on the map and move your mouse to pan.
Zoom by using the plus [+] and minus [-] on the left side of the map.
To change which map layers are displayed, click on the plus sign [+] on the right side of the map and turn on/off the data layers and base layers.

*The orange dots on the map provide access to information about the 400 most recently verified sightings of this species. Sometimes, there are several records at the same location. Use the table view to access these records.

By default, the fifty most recently verified sightings are below. Sort by Observation Date to see the most recent sightings, or filter the sightings by region to get a regional list.

See more recently verified sightings of all species.

You don't have Javascript enabled. Hover for more information! But don't worry: you can still use this web site! You have two options:
  • enable Javascript in your browser and then refresh this page, for a much enhanced experience.
  • click the Update button every time you want to update the selection.
Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 26, 2014 jesmorgan Wicomico County, Maryland, United States July 26, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States July 25, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 leza56 Madison County, Alabama, United States July 25, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 dswalker Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 anni Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 19, 2014 Details
June 16, 2014 Philip Childress Carroll County, Virginia, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 Rlaurence Albemarle County, Virginia, United States July 16, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 rosie1 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States July 15, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States July 10, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 stomlins701 Cocke County, Tennessee, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 djayschmitt Texas, Tarrant County, United States July 09, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 Candace Nickerson Essex County, Massachusetts, United States July 05, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 Fiona Capuano Nassau County, New York, United States July 03, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 Crystal Hauser Washington (Block Island) County, Rhode Island, United States July 03, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 Crystal Hauser Washington (Block Island) County, Rhode Island, United States July 03, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 jmrathbun Henderson County, North Carolina, United States July 03, 2014 Details
July 01, 2014 NigelBI Washington (Block Island) County, Rhode Island, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 Oracle Stark County, Ohio, United States June 29, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 ragbutter Haywood County, North Carolina, United States June 29, 2014 Details
June 26, 2014 vaanmo New Castle County, Delaware, United States June 27, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 rowangf Tama County, Iowa, United States June 27, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 taylorcreek Albemarle County, Virginia, United States June 26, 2014 Details
August 15, 2013 Pysanky Pittsburgh Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States June 26, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States June 26, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 Katherine Halley Dane County, Wisconsin, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 23, 2014 ktaylo Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 18, 2014 Swpdmp Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States June 23, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 sundrop Fairfax County, Virginia, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 charlee Essex County, Massachusetts, United States June 15, 2014 Details
June 12, 2014 S.Philipp St Louis County, Missouri, United States June 14, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 mdolomieu1 Franklin County, Arkansas, United States June 12, 2014 Details
June 09, 2014 LauraMaskell Ontario, Canada June 10, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 CoffellC Bell County, Texas, United States June 02, 2014 Details
June 01, 2014 tom_g_of_cinci Hamilton County, Ohio, United States June 01, 2014 Details
May 22, 2014 blubayou Texas, Travis County, United States May 23, 2014 Details
April 22, 2014 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States May 21, 2014 Details
May 14, 2014 Jason Sturner Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 14, 2014 Details
April 10, 2014 Cheri Pierce Lake County, Florida, United States April 30, 2014 Details
February 24, 2014 Mikebraun54 Lee County, Florida, United States March 27, 2014 Details
March 19, 2014 razer9672 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States March 19, 2014 Details
July 10, 2013 step_n_peace Cobb County, Georgia, United States March 04, 2014 Details
February 17, 2014 maverick23 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States March 03, 2014 Details
June 18, 2012 Arianna Columbia County, New York, United States February 10, 2014 Details
February 01, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States February 02, 2014 Details
August 13, 2013 JackieWesson Blount County, Alabama, United States January 30, 2014 Details
September 29, 2012 Stylurus Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States January 29, 2014 Details
October 07, 2013 KSweets Lenawee County, Michigan, United States January 29, 2014 Details
June 25, 2013 curtis.lehman Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States January 18, 2014 Details
December 24, 2013 Rockonwhitesnake Escambia County, Florida, United States January 17, 2014 Details
January 08, 2014 kayden87 Brevard County, Florida, United States January 17, 2014 Details