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Kent Moth Group


Goat Moth

Cossus cossus

Family: Cossidae

RES: 50.001 B&F: 162

Verification Grade (Adult):

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.

© Dave Shenton

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) can be seen on the external pages listed below: