Cossidae : Zeuzerinae
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Leopard Moth
Zeuzera pyrina

(Linnaeus, 1761) 161 / 50.002

Morley's Final Catalogue: Taken near Ipswich by Rev. W. Kirby (Stephens, Illust. ii, 1828, p.8) and near Southwold by W.C Hewitson, Esq. (l.c. 1829, p.197). Doubtless generally distributed now, but imago rarely observed and mainly in the south.

Recent Suffolk status: Common.

Life history: Larva feeds internally inside the branches of various trees. Moth flies in the summer.

Identification: Unmistakeable. Female larger than the male.

Habitats: Woodlands, gardens, hedgerows.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2023+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
03/09/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
02/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/08/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
23/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 22-35mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Many woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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