Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

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Cossidae (Carpenterworm and Leopard Moths)

There are about 670 known and described species of this moth; they are most common in the tropical climates. Only 50 species are found in the United States and 38 of them are in the western portion. Eggs are laid under the bark of trees; some larvae are known to damage shrubs and trees.