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Carpenter Moth 03

Zeuzera sp.


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, but it is not an exact match.


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


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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