The Moths of Suffolk
1254 Cydia strobilella, Spruce Seed Moth, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Coniferous woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May

Larval foodplants : On the seeds in the cones of Norway Spruce (Picea abies) or Serbian Sprice (Picea omorika)

Records : Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, 30.v.1994)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local, and with us found mainly on the Breck ; in spruce-cones. Santon Downham, Brandon (Wm), Culford and near Thetford. Shrubland and Staverton, bred in 1932-4 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCydia conicolana

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