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 73 (52%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
08/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
05/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
03/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90

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