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Superfamily Cossoidea - Carpenter and Leopard Moths

Carpenterworm Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae Moth - Givira Cossidae: Prionoxystus robiniae - Prionoxystus robiniae .Carpenterworm Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae Givira sp. - Givira Cossula magnifica Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae leopard moth? - Zeuzera pyrina
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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.