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Cydia coniferana
Pine Bark Moth (Ratzeburgh, 1840)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1268 / 49.332
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Spruce Bark Moth
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Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Serbian Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Scarce.
Forests and conifer plantations, flying about the conifers in sunshine during the afternoon and on the wing again at dusk.

Characteristic silvery fascia, the first being bent at 90 degrees mid wing.

Larvae lives in a silk-lined tunnel under the bark of Pine.

Recorded in 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
15/07/2023128TL79Cranwich
14/06/2023+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
16/07/2022 to 22/07/2022128TF84Burnham Market
22/07/2021128TF80Swaffham
17/06/2021127TG11Costessey
16/06/2021127TG11Horsford
07/06/2021128TF74Holme NNR
03/06/2021128TF73Sedgeford
14/07/2019128TF74Holme NNR
06/07/2019128TF74Holme NNR
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