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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 Arctiidae. It is distributed throughout southern Ontario, and southern and eastern United States from New England to Mexico. The obsolete name Ecpantheria scribonia is still occasionally encountered.This species has a wingspan of 76 mm (3 in). The wings of this moth are bright white with a pattern of neat black blotches, some solid and some hollow.
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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 communis (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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