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Cydia cosmophorana
Pine Resin Moth Treitschke, 1835
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1267 / 49.334
Photo © Brian Jones,  27/05/2017 - Monk's Hole, St. Olaves (with Keith Knights)

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Spruce Seed Moth
Cydia strobilella
Pine Nut Moth
Cydia conicolana
Wingspan: 8-14mm
Flight: May - June (Aug)
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Juniper
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Status
Scarce.
Pine forests and plantations, most active in hot sunshine at midday and in the afternoon.

Similar to Cydia conicolana but with distinct, white transverse bands on the forewing.

Larvae lives in resinous nodules and excrescences on the bark of the trunk and branches and also in one-year-old galls of Petrova resinella and old galls of the Pyralid Dioryctria abietella.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
19/05/2022+28TL79Cranwich Heath
17/05/2022128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
16/06/2021128TF81Litcham
16/06/2021127TG23North Walsham
10/06/2021127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
24/05/2020128TF74Holme NNR
22/05/2020128TF74Holme NNR
21/05/2020128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
21/05/2020128TL99Great Hockham
18/05/2020128TF74Holme NNR
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