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Superfamily Cossoidea - Carpenter and Leopard Moths

Carpenterworm Moth - Prionoxystus macmurtrei clear winged moth - Prionoxystus macmurtrei Black and Grey - Prionoxystus robiniae Pecan Carpenterworm Moth_Cossula magnifica - Cossula magnifica Givira marga? - Givira marga Givira francesca Wood Leopard Moth - Zeuzera pyrina Unknown moth - Givira francesca
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Other Common Names
Goat Moths (1)
Explanation of Names
Cossoidae from the type genus Cossus (Fabricius), Pliny's name for a larva found under the bark of trees. (2)
Size
Forewing lengths 0.5-7 cm, females larger than males. (1)
Food
Larvae bore into living trees or shrubs. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.