Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very local among Scot-firs. Common on pine in the Bishop's Ipswich garden since 1929 (Whit.); once at Monks Soham light only, on 19 August 1932 (Mly); Flixton Park (Ctw). Brandon.
Recent Status: Few Suffolk records. Possibly under-recorded.
Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae live in a silken tube covered with light brown frass. From there they mine the needles of Picea abies, Pinus sylvestris and possibly other coniferous species. Pupation is in a cocoon elsewhere on the tree.
Identification: A small narrow winged species that rests with the wings held around the body and stands slightly erect on its front legs. The colour is a glossy greyish ochre with a black spot near the wing tip.
Recorded in 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1929. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats