Monday, June 15, 2015

Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar

"Hypercompe scribonia" by Asturnut at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

About This Insect

Scientific Name: Hypercompe scribonia
Food: plantains and dandelions
What does it turn into?  See it here
Does it sting? Not technically, but the spines are very sharp and brittle and may irritate your skin.
Will it destroy my garden? No.

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