Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Superfamily Cossoidea - Carpenter and Leopard Moths

Carpenterworm Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae - female Moth - Givira theodori Givira francesca Cossidae: Prionoxystus robiniae? - Prionoxystus robiniae Inguromorpha arcifera ? - Inguromorpha arcifera Inguromorpha itzalana - Hodges#2657 - Inguromorpha itzalana Prionoxystus robiniae 3033256 prominent - Givira theodori
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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)
Forewing lengths 0.5-7 cm, females larger than males. (1)
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.