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Moths 034 050 Eggars saturns and leopards


These are three small groups of moths but with (in general) large species! It includes cossidae (leopards), Lasiocampidae (eggars) and saturniidae (the emporer moth).

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Goat Moth

Cossus cossus

Leopard Moth

Zeuzera pyrina

Small Eggar

Eriogaster lanestris

Lackey Moth

Malacosoma neustria

Oak Eggar

Lasiocampa quercus

Fox Moth

Macrothylacia rubi

Drinker Moth

Euthrix potatoria


Gastropacha quercifolia

Emperor Moth

Pavonia pavonia

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
December Moth Poecilocampa populi


A common species of deciduous woodland that flies in late autumn and in to the winter