Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Male, gen.det. First county record. Rougham, Suffolk. May 2022.

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Cydia indivisa
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
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Cydia illutana

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)1266a / 49.329

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed

Recent Status: The earliest UK confirmed record of this species is 1975. The first confirmed Suffolk record was from Rougham in 2022.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during May and June by day and occasionally coming to light. The larvae feed inside immature cones of a variety of conifer species. Frass is ejected and the development of the cones is disrupted.

Identification: Cydia illutana is a variable species similar to Cydia coniferana, C. indivisa and the Scottish species C. cognatana. The dorsal mark may be absent single or double. The pale costal strigulae may be reduced in darker forms. More Info
The genitalia are distinctive and dissection is required for record confirmation. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2022.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2022126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
20/05/2022126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Larch, Silver Fir
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]
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