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Goat Moth
Cossus cossus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 50.001

Rare in the region. Contrary to its current lack of a rarity status, this is a scarce moth in Britain, and it is probably declining as there are no post 2000 records from extensive areas of its known distribution. Several stronghold areas remain, one of which extends into east Berkshire.

Recorded in 16 (21%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Willows, poplars and other trees
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/10/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU97 -
21/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU97
17/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU97
18/09/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU86 -
29/08/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU86 -

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