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Wood leopard moth

Zeuzera pyrina


Zeuzera pyrina has a wingspan of 35 to 60 mm. This is a highly distinctive species. The male is slightly smaller than the female. The length of the abdomen of the female is about 45 to 50 mm. These moths have a white head, with a black forehead and a very furry white thorax marked with six black spots. The abdomen is black, with short white hair-like scales on the posterior edge of each segment and a flat brush of scales on the apex. Forewings are whitish, long and narrow, with numerous black spots or black spots with white interior spots, arranged in rows along the veins. Hindwings are translucent, except in the anal area, with small black spots. In addition to the dimensions, the two sexes differ in the shape of the antennas, thinner in the female, while in the male they are markedly bipectinate, with the exception of terminals articles.


These moths are associated with woodland, gardens and orchards.


Spotted in an urban area of Deventer, Holland. (sources: see reference)

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Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands

Lat: 52.27, Long: 6.14

Spotted on Aug 24, 2019
Submitted on Jan 19, 2020

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