The Moths of Suffolk
1268 Cydia coniferana, (Ratzeburgh, 1840)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Rare migrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Coniferous woodland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to August

Larval foodplants : Under the bark of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Corsican Pine (Pinus nigra) or Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika)

Records : Minsmere (C Anderson, 1995), Elveden (B Statham, vii.2002), Ipswich (N Sherman,, West Stow (SMG, 10.viii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite certainly occurs in Suffolk; in bark of Scots-firs. Taken just beyond Yarmouth, at West Caister on 6 June 1931 (Mly). Confirmed by Whittingham, who bred it from Sutton Heath, 1935.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-14mm


Confusion species
    AdultCydia cosmophorana
Cydia conicolana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Iken Cliff, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (24.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener