goat moth


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goat moth

n
(Animals) a large European moth, Cossus cossus, with pale brownish-grey variably marked wings: family Cossidae
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I showed her a goat moth - a wonderful bulky creature with incredible tree bark camouflage, and then displayed my admittedly rudimentary field sketch of the magnificent insect.
-THE moth pictured was a Goat Moth, not the smaller, lighter Leopard Moth (Page 42, August 20).
There are some insects that belong to the family of Cosssidae, also known as goat moths or carpenter moths (Lepidoptera) that are of considerable economic importance in agriculture and forestry as a pest of a variety of plantation crops.