Giant Leopard Moths


Two Giant Leopard Moths (the second one is hiding underneath the rail)

In June 2013 I encountered these lovely creatures resting on my deck. (Or maybe I interrupted a personal moment?) The Giant Leopard Moth ranges from Canada to Mexico in the eastern US.  They prefer forest-type habitat where the caterpillars (a wooly-worm type) can find plenty to eat. Browsing the web I discovered that these moths make good pets–really?  Or maybe just good science projects where you can watch a caterpillar develop into a chrysalis and a moth.  Although they are supposed to be nocturnal, these were obviously out during the day.  Happy me!


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