The Moths of Suffolk
442 Cedestis gysseleniella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Conifer plantations

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) or Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Another wide spread pine-species. Sutton Heath in 1935 (Whit.); Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Flixton near Bungay (Ctw); between 1890 and 1900 'this insect has become abundant on the Breck sand at Merton, &c.' (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCedestis subfasciella

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West Stow Country Park, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (4.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener