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Giant Leopard Moth

The Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia) is a large moth, commonly found in the eastern United States. It is sometimes called the Great Leopard Moth.

It has a wingspan of about 3.0 inches.  Its wings are bright white with a pattern of black blotches, some solid and some outlines in black. Some of the dark markings are an iridescent blue in the light. The abdomen features lines of iridescent blue, orange, and black markings.

It flies at night. The caterpillars are fuzzy and black, with the underlying body color of red to orange.

Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia)
Giant Leopard Moth