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Cydia strobilella
Spruce Seed Moth (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1254 / 49.335
Photo © Gordon Follows,  Holt - 09/05/16

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Dusted Fir Moth
Pammene ochsenheimeriana
Scarce Spruce Bark Moth
Cydia pactolana
Wingspan: 10-15mm
Flight: May
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Scarce.
Frequenting particularly plantations of mature spruce, the moth flies in the afternoon sunshine, usually rather high.

Record from 1884 at Merton.

Following several records from across the UK in 2016, we had the first modern-day record at Mundford VC28. Adults emerging in May from Norway Spruce cones collected earlier in March. (G. Geen, 02/05/16)

New for VC27 in 2016 at Costessey (M. Casey, 08/05/16) followed by several records across east Norfolk.

Recorded in 13 (18%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
15/05/2022128TL99Rockland St Peter
09/05/2022127TG11Horsford
22/03/2021128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
11/03/2020627TG32Honing
22/04/2019128TF63Dersingham
22/04/2019128TF80Great Cressingham
06/05/2018128TF63Dersingham
05/04/2017427TG31Hoveton
10/05/2016127TG30Strumpshaw
10/05/2016127TG12Salle
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