The Moths of Suffolk
1208 Pseudococcyx posticana, (Zetterstedt, 1839)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Coniferous woodland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : In the shoots and buds of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 1.v.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred in 1934 from larvae found on Sutton Heath (Whittingham).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPseudococcyx posticana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman

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