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161 ~ Leopard Moth ~ Zeuzera pyrina
UK Status

Resident. Common S,E,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A relatively uncommon species in the county, recorded only a handful of times.

Wingspan :  M & F, 45-78mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Open woodland and scrub, gardens.

Foodplant

Heart-wood of various broadleaf trees. Sometimes in young stems <10cm in diameter.

Lifestage data

Eggs attached singly or in small batches to stem. Larva overwinter 2-3 years and pupate beneath bark. Larva Aug-May.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th July 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 17th July 2009, Commins Coch
 
Photo by JBK, 19th July 2006, Moel y Garth

Photo by DB, 15th July 2013, Middletown