Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Pseudococcyx turionella
Pine Bud Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)1209 / 49.300

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Two bred and one netted, new to Suffolk, at Ampton in 1910 (Nurse, Entom. 1911, p. 221).

Recent Status: Scarce in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during May and June. The larvae feed in terminal buds and shoots on the higher parts of Pinus species, primarily P. sylvestris but also P. contorta and P. nigra laricio. The larvae hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A large species with dark brown forewings blotched and striated grey brown. There is a sub-quadrate darker blotch on the costa at two thirds followed by vague costal strigulae. The terminal third is suffused orange that variably extends further down the wing. The palps, head and thorax are light orange. The thorax is mixed brown. The male has white hindwings with a brown shaded apex and dorsum. The female has darker hindwings.

Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1910.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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24 May 2020 Hollesley Suffolk - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
24/05/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/05/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/05/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
22/05/2016+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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Wingspan: 14-21mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Lodgepole Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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