Carpenter moth (Lepidoptera: Cossidae).
Click on image to enlarge. Carpenter Moth

Scientific name:
(Lepidoptera: Cossidae)

Facts: Carpenter moths are large and attractive but relatively rare. They are very commonly mistaken for hawk moths. The name carpenter moth comes from the larvae, which bore into and feed on wood. This is a rather unusual food for a caterpillar.

Photo credit: Ed Knudson


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Last modified:   August 17, 2001 by John A. Jackman