Carpenter moths

I hcse heavy-bodied species usually have spotted, drab wings, irregularly patterned brown, white, and cream. • Some arc called leopard moths because they have black-spotted white wings.

• LlEE CYCLE Females lay eggs on bark or in the tunnels from which the moths emerge as adults. The caterpillars mainly tunnel and eat woody tissue. Carpenter moths take from one to four years to reach adulthood. When fully grown, caterpillars pupate in their tunnels or in soil, inside a cocoon of silk and chewed wood fibers.

• Occurrence Worldwide.

In woodland areas.

• Remark Some species arc pests of oak, maple, pine, and other trees. "Witchety" grubs, eaten by aboriginal people, are carpenter moth larvae.

catkrpillars arc fat-bodied and are commonly known as carpenter worms.

white wings with 1 black spots white wings with 1 black spots pale head and collar v>v

/.ec/.era eyr1na, the Leopard Moth, is found across the Northern Hemisphere.

pale head and collar

distinctly banded abdomen

COSSlTS cosst is is the European Goat Moth. If disturbed, its larvae can produce a foul smell.

distinctly banded abdomen

COSSlTS cosst is is the European Goat Moth. If disturbed, its larvae can produce a foul smell.

Larval feeding habits

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