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53a0005 – 2700   Zeuzera 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
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Beebe, R., 1955. Zuezera and Adopaea in Kentucky. The Lepidopterists News, 9(4-5): 142.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Zeuzera pyrina
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Zeuzera pyrina
Allen Barlow
Zeuzera pyrina
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