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Carpenter Moth 03

Zeuzera sp.

Description:

Zeuzera is a genus in the Family: Cossidae (Carpenter or Miller Moths). "The Cossidae, the cossid millers or carpenter millers, make up a family of mostly large miller moths. This family contains over 110 genera with almost 700 known species, and many more species await description." Wikipedia. I have been unable to identify this specimen down to species level. It bears similarities to numerous specimens shown in https://philepidoptera.wixsite.com/phile..., but it is not an exact match.

Habitat:

This Zeuzera sp. was spotted in the flower beds in our front yard on Cockscomb (Celosia argentea).

Notes:

This specimen seemed to be just exactly like those shown in my Spottings Nos. 1817257762 & 476418140. With this third spotting of an identical specimen, I am no further forward in my search for an I.D. at species level. However, I can't emphasize enough how satisfying it is to see a species (albeit one that I cannot identify fully) continuing and thriving in our local area. I hope I have not infringed any protocols in Project Noah by naming these spottings Carpenetr Moth 01, 02 & 03. It was the only way I could think of tying them together to flow as a kind of narrative.

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 21, 2019
Submitted on Apr 30, 2022

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