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Goat Moth Cossus cossus Length 5cm. A large and distinctive moth. Adult has white, silvery grey and buff forewings, the overall pattern resembling tree bark. Flies June-July. Larva feeds in the wood of deciduous trees, notably willows and poplars; it is sometimes found wandering in search of a pupation site. Local and mainly in southern England.
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Goat Moth Cossus cossus Length 5cm. A large and distinctive moth. Adult has white, silvery grey and buff forewings, the overall pattern resembling tree bark. Flies June-July. Larva feeds in the wood of deciduous trees, notably willows and poplars; it is sometimes found wandering in search of a pupation site. Local and mainly in southern England.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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