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Batrachedra pinicolella
Pine Cosmet (Zeller, 1839)
Batrachedridae
879 / 36.002
Photo © Dave Jones,  24/07/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 9-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Scots Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
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 17 (25%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
17/07/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
12/07/2019127TG20 - Norwich
10/07/2019328TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
09/07/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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