Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Cossus cossus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Cossus cossus

The caterpillars feed in the trunks and branches of a wide variety of trees but mostly Salix, taking three or four years to mature. In mass occurrences of the caterpillar, it can happen that the tree doesn't survive. In Norwegian it's called the treekiller!

  • English: Goat Moth
  • German/Austrian: Weidenbohrer
  • Danish: Pileborer
  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Kapellerfeld, Nieder√∂sterreich, Austria
  • Date: 15/07/2005
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro


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