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Zeuzera pyrina (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Arnstein Rønning
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Holzbohrer
• English: cossid millers
goat moths
carpenter moths
• Español: cósidos
• Français: cossidés


This family of moths contains around 700 species. The larvae develop inside wood and some are important pests, e.g. of orchard trees. The adults live nocturnally and are large to very large, sometimes with a wingspan exceeding 10 cm. The colour is mainly gray with dark markings. The adults do not feed and their mouthparts are degenerated.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

The following genera and species are currently entered under Cossidae: