Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.335 [B&F: 1254] Spruce Seed Moth (Cydia strobilella) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in coniferous woodland and plantations throughout much of Britain. In Hampshire local amongst spruce in both vice-counties and, although not often seen, may be bred in abundance from fallen cones collected in early spring. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-15 mm. Reminiscent of C. conicolana but differs in having golden yellow irroration on the distal three-quarters of the forewing, a transverse medio-dorsal stria extending to the costa and a weakly marked ocellus [Bradley]. Larva feeds within cones of Norway Spruce, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

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