Subject: Identify this bug.
Location: Alabama
March 28, 2017 4:33 pm
This may be just a moth but I’ve never seen one that looks like this.
Signature: Tammy Parker

Giant Leopard Moth

Dear Tammy,
This is a moth, but not just any moth.  It is a Giant Leopard Moth or Eyed Tiger Moth,
Hypercompe scribonia, a species that according to BugGuide :  “is white with black spots. Many of the spots are hollow rings. Hindwing with black shading along inner margin, and black terminal spots near apex. The abdomen is beautifully marked with blue and orange (below), but the color is not visible when at rest.”  It is wonderful that your image reveals the beautifully markings on the abdomen.

Location: Alabama

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