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Cydia cosmophorana
Scarce Pine Piercer Treitschke, 1835
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1267 / 49.334
Photo © Graham Geen,  25/05/2019 - Mundford Farm

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Wingspan: 8-14mm
Season: May - June (Aug)
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Juniper
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Pine forests and plantations, most active in hot sunshine at midday and in the afternoon.

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.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/06/2014127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
20/06/2006127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/05/2002128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
1884+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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