Zeuzera pyrina

640005.00 — 2700 — Zeuzera pyrina (Linnaeus, 1761) — Wood Leopard Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody plants)


This introduced species, known on Block Island from just three individuals, superficially resembles the quite unrelated, much larger, and native species Hypercompe scribonia.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • 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