Wood Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina (Linnaeus, 1761)Non-native    Synonyms: Hodges #2700, Leopard Moth.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Cossidae   >   Genus Zeuzera   

Status:

Introduced from Eurasia in the late 1800s. Established in the northeastern U.S., with Maryland near its current southern limit line (6/2014).

Description:

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A Wood Leopard Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/6/2013). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/10/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Wood Leopard Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/31/2022). (c) RD, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ryan Douglas. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/14/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/18/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/2/2018). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Wood Leopard Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/31/2022). (c) RD, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ryan Douglas. (MBP list)

A comparison of Wood Leopard Moth (left) and Giant Leopard Moth (right) at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A comparison of Wood Leopard Moth (above) and Giant Leopard Moth (below) at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (7/4/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (7/4/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/17/2015). Photo by Mary Flora. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth playing 'possum in Harford Co., Maryland (5/30/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Wood Leopard Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/23/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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