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162 ~ Goat Moth ~ Cossus cossus
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B

Montgomeryshire Status

The current status of this species is unclear. The only record we have is an old larval record from 1996.

Wingspan :  M & F, 68-96mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Wet & damp places - most areas that are low lying and prone to flooding.

Foodplant

Heart-wood of various broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid in batches in bark crevices often near old larval burrows. Larva overwinter up to 4 years before pupates in spring. 
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