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162 Goat Moth, Cossus cossus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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National Status: Nb

A resident species in danger of extinction in the East where it is now found in just a few weak and extremely local colonies in the far east; and presumed extinct in the West where it was last sighted in the late 1970's. Adults are episodic in appearance and only occur singly at mv light although larvae are still sometimes fairly common to common in a wide range of habitats. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to late July. Larvae burrow into the live solid wood of almost any forest tree, preferring willows and poplar. (Pratt, 2011)

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Long Wood TQ8023, 31 vii 2013 Photo: Heather Martin

Cossus cossus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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