Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: What is this unique and slightly alien looking creature?

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jun 10, 2013 11:54 AM CST
Looks kind of like catfish whiskers. Big Grin
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 11, 2013 6:44 AM CST
leopard moth (Hypercompe sp)
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jun 11, 2013 7:07 AM CST
Thank you. Smiling
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jun 11, 2013 3:34 PM CST
That's SO pretty, that moth!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2013 3:52 PM CST
It certainly is very pretty and unusual. I have never seen one of those.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jun 11, 2013 4:07 PM CST
Leopard moths are super cool. I came across one at a rock shop in central Arkansas same years ago.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Great shot of that Giant Leopard Moth ... it's so pretty! You can view a photo here of what the caterpillar looks like:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jun 13, 2013 10:23 AM CST
Good thing to have, Lin. Make sure I take very good care of any I see. Thank you. Smiling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Debra: You are welcome! Some caterpillars and bugs creep me out, and I know that some I've killed in the past were good ones. Crying Now I try to do a little research to learn what little critters I find around the garden before destroying them.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jun 13, 2013 11:14 AM CST
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