Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia) found at 1AM near a light bulb in Newport News, Virginia. (photo: Kevin Collins)
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… 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 (nearly 8 cm). Adult moths are strictly nocturnal and do not generally fly before nightfall. The caterpillar is of the “Woolly Bear" kind, with a thick coat of black bristles (setae) and red or orange colored bands between its segments which become conspicuous when caterpillar rolls into a ball for defense…
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Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia) found at 1AM near a light bulb in Newport News, Virginia. (photo: Kevin Collins)

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… 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 (nearly 8 cm). Adult moths are strictly nocturnal and do not generally fly before nightfall. The caterpillar is of the “Woolly Bear" kind, with a thick coat of black bristles (setae) and red or orange colored bands between its segments which become conspicuous when caterpillar rolls into a ball for defense…

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