Leopard Moth – Zeuzera pyrina

What a surprise finding this big moth (about 2 inches, 5 centimeters) right in front of our door one morning: a Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina – Blausieb or Kastanienbohrer). One of the German names describes it very nicely “Blausieb” means “blue sieve” because the blue dots are shining blue-ish in the sun.

What I only saw when I looked at the photos is that she lay her eggs right there on the floor – I assume that those yellow little things are eggs.

I moved here then a little bit to the rim of a pot.

Part of “The Moth and Me #13

~ by Natalie on July 26, 2010.

3 Responses to “Leopard Moth – Zeuzera pyrina”

  1. They are beautiful moths. One evening a couple of years ago, I had several under my porch light, but that is the one and only time I’ve seen Leopard Moths. Great post!

  2. Wow, Marvin, having a bunch of them must be spectacular!

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