Leopard moth

Leopard moth

Zeuzera pyrina

AFFECTED:

Drupes, olive, PIP FRUITS

Description: The Leopard moth is a species of lepidopteran with a 35-70 mm wingspan. It is a polyphagous species that attacks several variety of pome and drupes, especially apple and pear trees.

 

Number of annual generations: normally,one generation a year.

 

Damage: The larvae dig galleries in trunks and branches to feed, causing drying and later breakage by wind action. In young plantations, the attack may even kill the plant.