This white tiger moth has distinct black rings as well as black spots along its wings. They can grow to large sizes, fitting in the palm of an adult's hand.
They release a yellow fluid when they are disturbed. Like most moths, they are nocturnal and are attracted to lights. Their typical habitats are usually woodland edges, fields or meadows.
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common name: Giant Leopard Moth
Scientific Name: Ecpantheria scribonia
Adult Size (Length): 57mm to 91mm (2.24in to 3.58in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: black; white
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennesee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts
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