Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Cydia coniferana
Pine Bark Moth
Cydia strobilella
Spruce Seed Moth
Cydia pactolana
Scarce Spruce Bark Moth
Cydia cosmophorana
Pine Resin Moth
Approx Length (c. 6mm) Wingspan (10-12mm)
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Cydia conicolana
Pine Nut Moth

(Heylaerts, 1874)1269 / 49.330
=Pine-cone Piercer

Norfolk status

Separated from C. cosmophorana by the narrow, transverse, metallic bluish bands 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.

The larvae 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 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/06/2024+28TL99Great Hockham
02/06/2024128TF74Holme NNR
22/03/2024+28TL99Great Hockham
16/09/2023+28TF71West Acre
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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