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Cossidae
640005.002700Zeuzera pyrina (Linnaeus, 1761) – Leopard Moth

Jo McGavin
Distribution: The single mapped point in Kentucky (report of three specimens plus one observation, all in 1955) may likely have been due to inadvertent transportation of an egg mass or larvae into the State - Beebe (1955).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena pyrina Linnaeus, 1761
Zeuzera decipiens Kirby, 1892
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Beebe, R., 1955. Zuezera and Adopaea in Kentucky. The Lepidopterists News, 9(4-5): 142.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Zeuzera pyrina
Larry Line
Zeuzera pyrina
Allen Barlow
Zeuzera pyrina
45mm – Jim Vargo

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