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 16 (23%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2000. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats