Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (14 - 18mm)
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Cymolomia hartigiana
Plumbeous Spruce Tortrix

(Saxesen, 1840)1080a / 49.176

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: The first Suffolk record and also the first British record that was confirmed by genitalia was taken at Bawdsey Manor during 2007. It is expected to be an immigrant.

Life Style: The moth flies during June, July and early August and comes to light. The larvae feed on Abies alba and Picea abies

Identification: The variable moth has a complex patterning of white, ochre, grey, brown and black best seen rather than described. More Info
The larvae initially mine a leaf before feeding from a spun bunch of needles.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2007.
Last Recorded in 2007.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2007125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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Wingspan: 14 - 18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Silver Fir, Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Migrant / Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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