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Similar Suffolk Species
Cydia strobilella
Spruce-seed Moth
Cydia conicolana
Pine-cone Piercer
Cydia pactolana
Scarce Spruce Piercer
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (8-14mm)
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Cydia cosmophorana
Scarce Pine Piercer

Treitschke, 18351267 / 49.334

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Rare in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that flies by day and rarely comes to light. They can be found from May till September. The larvae feed on resinous locations on or in the bark of Pinus species. The larvae hibernate.

Identification: A small Cydia species. The forewings are brownish grey with the scales tipped with deep golden yellow resulting in a peppered effect which is weak or absent at the base and stronger towards the termen, especially in the ocellus which has strong black dashes. There are five strong white strigulae on the costa. The first subtends a silver and white fascia to the dorsum which is angled at 110 degrees mid-wing. The second subtends a silver and white fascia, skirting the ocellus to reach the tornus. The fascia from the fourth spot is broken before skirting the ocellus and the fifth fascia is weak and skirts the apex with a silvery white mark on the termen. More Info

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/06/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
29/07/2020126TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
23/06/2019125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
25/05/2019325TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 8-14mm
Flight: May - June (Aug)
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Juniper
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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