Goat Moth

Cossus cossus


Species Codes

B&F 162 RES 50.001

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Species Account

A scarce moth in Kent, known mostly from certain localities as indicated on the distribution map, but still recorded annually in the county.

Highly distinctive as an adult and in the larval stage. Certainly a tricky one to try and rear given the larval propensity to overwinter three or four times.

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email mothsinkent@gmail.com. Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

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