Butterflies and Moths of North America

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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:
Range: Massachusetts and southern Ontario to Florida, west to Michigan, Missouri, and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
Alternate Scientific Names:
Ecpantheria scribonia
Hypercompe scribonaria