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Hypercompe scribonia (Giant Leopard Moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The giant leopard moth or eyed tiger moth (Hypercompe scribonia) is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is distributed throughout the Americas from southern Ontario, and southern and eastern United States through New England, Mexico and up to Colombia. The obsolete name Ecpantheria scribonia is still occasionally encountered.
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Wing Span [1]  2.9 inches (.073 m)

Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[2]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[2]
Citrus taitensis (rough lemon)[2]
Euphorbia heterophylla var. heterophylla (Mexican fireplant)[2]
Lonicera tatarica (bush honeysuckle)[2]
Persea americana (avocado)[2]
Phytolacca americana (common pokeweed)[2]
Pyrostegia venusta (flamevine)[2]
Ricinus fringillae (Castor-Oil Plant)[2]


Parasitized by 
Gymnocarcelia ricinorum[3]
Juriniopsis adusta[3]
Juriniopsis floridensis[3]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Auditory influences on the flight behaviour of moths in a Nearctic site. I. Flight tendency, Scott B. Morrill and James H. Fullard, CAN. J. ZOOL. VOL. 70, 1992, pp. 1097-1101
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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