Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cossus cossus

Cossus cossus (Linnaeus, 1758)

goat moth

on broadleaved trees

parasite

Larvae bore in the wood, mainly near the base of the stem, and preferably on old trees.

host plants

polyphagous

Alnus glutinosa, incana; Betula pendula; Cydonia oblonga; Fraxinus excelsior; Juglans regia; Malus domestica; Populus alba, x canadensis, nigra, tremula; Prunus armeniaca, avium, domestica, dulcis, persica; Pyrus communis; Quercus robur; Salix alba, babyonica, caprea, cinerea & subsp, oleifolia, x fragilis; Ulmus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

larva, pupa

pictures on Lepiforum.

references

Lavery (1992a), Lepiforum (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 11.iv.2021