• David Knowles

SOUTH EAST ASIAN COSSIDAE (CARPENTER MOTHS, WOOD MOTHS, GOAT MOTHS)

INSECTS Australia New Guinea South East Asia, SE Asian Moths Drepanidae (Hooktip Moths, False Owlet Moths), South East Asian Cossidae (Carpenter Moths, Wood Moths, Goat Moths), South East Asian Lepidoptera (Moths)


This medium-sized Cossid moth has broad tastes as a larval borer. Like all members of the family adults do not feed. Their tastes overlap with those of humans with both native and introduced trees targeted including, coffee, tea, walnuts and many other plantation tree species. The genus is widespread in the northern hemisphere extending from eastern Europe and north Africa east to Japan and then south as far as tropical northern Australia


Zeuzera coffeae Female Mesilau Mt. Kinabalu National Park Sabah Malaysia WL 35.0mm



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