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Scientific name: Zeuzera pyrina
Size: Wingspan up to 65mm
Distribution: Found in most parts of England (south of Yorkshire), and Wales (especially eastern areas)
Months seen: June to August
Habitat: Hedgerows, woodlands, orchards and gardens
Food: The larvae feed on many tree species including; oak, ash, lilac, elm, cherry, hawthorn, apple and beech
Special features: Leopard Moths are white moths covered in black spots. The thorax is very furry and features six prominent black spots.
The white wings have black spots all around the edges, and pale grey spots in the centre.
The antennae are black and the legs are black with some white bands.
Leopard moths are readily attracted to light.