Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar (Hypercompe scribonia)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar (Hypercompe scribonia)

Despite the spines, it says this one doesn’t sting.

Multiple larval hosts. Seems this guy will eat just about anything.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/MISC/MOTHS/Hypercompe_scribonia.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: SAWTOOTH BLACKBERRY; PENNSYLVANIA BLACKBERRY (Rubus pensilvanicus)

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