Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1187656

Great Leopard Moth
Hypercompe scribonia

Observation date: September 14, 2018
Date notes: I found this on my kitchen floor last night, the cat was playing with it. I saved it so I could find out what it is, turns out it is a Giant Leopard Caterpillar! Not sure what to do with it, trying to find out what to put it in/on and how to feed it. I understand they can be difficult to bring to metamorphosis successfully through the winter until the Spring.
Submitted by: NHShirl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It is very much alive, but I am not sure what to do with it and how to keep it that way through the winter.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 15, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.