Monday, June 8, 2009

Leopard Moth

The Giant Leopard Moth is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is distributed throughout the Southern and Eastern United States from New England to Mexico… This species has a wingspan of 3 inches. The wings of this moth are bright white with a pattern of neat black blotches, some solid and some hollow. The abdomen is dark blue with orange markings, the male has a narrow yellow line on the sides. Its legs have black and white bands. Adult moths are rather strictly nocturnal and do not generally fly before nightfall.

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