Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314299

Great Leopard Moth
Hypercompe scribonia

Observation date: September 13, 2021
Submitted by: BeckieXOwen
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This little guy was just walking across our carport when I noticed him.. He's fuzzy & black with red bands. He loves broadleaf plantain & dandelion leaves, but he'll eat certain grasses, too. He's very skiddish, and doesn't like movement anywhere near him. He's also nocturnal, and rarely wakes/moves during the day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: October 13, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Sevier County