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Cydia strobilella
Spruce-seed Moth (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1254 / 49.335
Photo © Chris McGaw,  22/04/2019 - The Grange

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Black-patch Piercer
Pammene ochsenheimeriana
Scarce Spruce Piercer
Cydia pactolana
Wingspan: 10-15mm
Season: May
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Frequenting particularly plantations of mature spruce, the moth flies in the afternoon sunshine, usually rather high.

Record from 1884 at Merton.

Following several records from across the UK in 2016, we had the first modern-day record at Mundford VC28. Adults emerging in May from Norway Spruce cones collected earlier in March. (G. Geen, 02/05/16)

New for VC27 in 2016 at Costessey (M. Casey, 08/05/16) followed by several records across east Norfolk.

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/04/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/04/2019128TF80 - Swaffham
06/05/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
05/04/2017427TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
10/05/2016127TG12 - Aylsham
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