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Cydia illutana
Larch Cone Moth (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1266a / 49.329
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Spruce Bark Moth
Cydia indivisa
Pine Bark Moth
Cydia coniferana
Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Larch, Silver Fir
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
New for Norfolk in 2012, a dark male specimen showing no dorsal blotch was recorded at Bunker's Hill near Anmer (D. Appleton, 30/06/12). Determined by dissection (J. Clifton)

Difficult to separate from Cydia coniferana as both usually show a well-marked white medio-dorsal blotch and clear white narrow costal interspaces.

Dissection required to confirm any specimens.

A fairly recent addition to the British list. This species was first recorded from Britain in Hampshire, in June 1975, but not discovered until a second specimen was taken in Berkshire in 1984. Since then a number of examples have appeared and been found breeding. The larvae feed in the young cones of various coniferous trees.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2012.
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