Prev Flights Rec Search
Cydia conicolana
Pine-cone Piercer (Heylaerts, 1874)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
Photo © Neil Sherman

Similar Norfolk Species
Black-patch Piercer
Pammene ochsenheimeriana
Spruce-seed Moth
Cydia strobilella
Wingspan: 10-12mm
Season: May - June
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Distinguished from C. coniferana by the narrow, transverse, metallic bluish band on forewing.
Established pine forests. The moth flies actively in the late morning and afternoon and again at sunset, keeping to the tops of trees.
Larva bores into a young cone of pine (Pinus ), especially Scots pine (P. sylvestris) and feeds internally on the seeds, overwintering.

Records at Dersingham bog NNR.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
25/05/2019628TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
25/05/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
25/05/2019428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/05/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
Further info: Cydia conicolana
UK Moths
Mothdissection UK
Suffolk Moths
Hants Moths Norfolk Moths (Full)
Back Record Home
iMoths V9.0 © Jim Wheeler 2019