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Cydia coniferana
Pine-bark Piercer (Ratzeburgh, 1840)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1268 / 49.332
Photo © Neil Sherman

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Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Serbian Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Forests and conifer plantations, flying about the conifers in sunshine during the afternoon and on the wing again at dusk.
Larvae lives in a silk-lined tunnel under the bark of Pine.

2007 and 2009 records at Holme and Holkham

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

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
06/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
04/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
03/08/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
07/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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