Cossidae : Zeuzerinae
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Leopard Moth
Zeuzera pyrina

(Linnaeus, 1761) 161 / 50.002

Fairly common in the south, uncommon but increasing in the north.

Larvae live in the wood of a variety of trees, overwintering two or three times.

Recorded in 79 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-35mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Many woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
12/08/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
11/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
10/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
10/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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