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Batrachedra pinicolella
Pine Cosmet

(Zeller, 1839)36.002/879
Norfolk status
Coniferous woodland.
Larva mining needles of Norway Spruce.

First confirmed record for 129 years(!) in 2013 at Bawdeswell (D. Appleton, 22/07/13) also at Hindolveston (J. Clifton) and Stoke Holy Cross (D. Jones) in 2013.

VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol4.1 p208]
Suffolk records from Thetford area 2004.

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2015127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
14/07/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
10/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/06/2015127TG20 - Norwich
19/07/2014127TG12 - Aylsham
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Wingspan: 9-13mm
Season: June - August
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Scots Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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