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Goat Moth
Cossus cossus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 162 / 50.001
Norfolk status
Large moth. Occasionally comes to light otherwise seldom seen.
Riverbanks, fens, marshes.
Overwinters three or four times as larva, final time in a cocoon, feeding internally by boring through the bark and heartwood of a wide variety of broad-leaved trees, including sallows, willows and poplars. Normally in old or damaged trees where it can gain easier access.
Favours low lying damp situations prone to flooding.
English name from the strong 'goaty' odour of the caterpillar.

Regularly recorded at WWT Welney.

New UK BAP priority species.

Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2019128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
11/07/2019127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
29/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
26/09/2018128TL59 - Welney
07/07/2018128TF52 - Terrington
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Forewing: 32-42mm.
Season: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees sallows, willows and poplars
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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