Giant Leopard Moth – 6/24/11

Observer: John Baur

Observation Date: 6/24/11

Observation Time: 5:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Sharon Train Station

Common Name: Giant Leopard Moth

Scientific Name: Hypercompe scribonia

Comments: Also called Eyed Tiger Moth, this is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is distributed throughout the Southern and Eastern United States from New England to Mexico. The obsolete name Ecpantheria scribonia is still occasionally encountered.

More Information: Wikipedia

Giant Leopard Moth