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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (14-18mm)
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Cydia millenniana
Breckland Piercer

(Adamczewski, 1967)1258 / 49.337

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Primarily a Breckland species that was first recorded in 1944.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying by day during May and June. The larvae feed on Larix decidua and take two years to become fully grown. They hibernate and pupate in the larva habitation.

Identification: The moth is grey with the scales tipped silver. They may also have a metallic sheen. There are five or more cream or white strigulae on the costa interspersed with black. Bluish plumbeous striae arise from these costal strigulae two of which edge the ocellus. In the ocellus and beyond, towards both the tornus and apex, are prominent black marks. There is a prominent black mark prior to the ocellus. The larvae feed inside twigs of Larix decidua. By the second year this results in gall formation, commonly at a joint of a twig and branch or trunk. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1950.
Last Recorded in 2016.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/03/2016+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
19/04/1983+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
19/04/1983+26TL77 - Mildenhall
1950+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
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Wingspan: 14-18mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Larch
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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