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Cydia cosmophorana
Scarce Pine Piercer

Treitschke, 183549.334/1267
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 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2014.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Cydia cosmorphorana, Hindolveston, Slide 1627 (J Clifton)
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Date#VC10k Area
09/06/2014127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
20/06/2006127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/05/2002128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
1884+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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Wingspan: 8-14mm
Season: May - June (Aug)
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Juniper
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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