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Cydia conicolana
Pine-cone Piercer (Heylaerts, 1874)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
49.330/1269
Photo © Mike Crewe,  MV trap, Sheringham

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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Season: May - June
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
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 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/01/2019527TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
01/06/2018128TM09 - Attleborough
25/05/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/05/2017128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
26/05/2017127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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