Great Leopard Moth

great leopard mothGreat leopard moth

Scientific name: Ecpantheria scribonia (Stoll)
(Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)

Facts: This moth can be quite common under lights in some years. The fuzzy caterpillars are often seen migrated across roads and they have black hairs with a pink body underneath. There is confusion with the common name “leopard moth” which is also used for a moth in the carpenter moth family Cossidae.

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