Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina
Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina
Adult • Dorset • © Paul Harris

50.002 BF161
Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina

(Linnaeus, 1761)

Wingspan 35-60 mm.

Distributed over the southern half of England and South Wales, associated with woodland, gardens and orchards.

The adults fly during June and July and the larvae feed on the wood of a variety of deciduous trees.

Though nocturnal in habits, the adults can sometimes be found resting conspicuously in the daytime.
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