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

 

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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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Ventnor (SZ57)08-May-2016fiveOutlaw, IAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)12-May-2016oneHalsey, JAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Bolderwood, NF (SU20)1984-Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJ; Sterling, PH-
Ampfield Wood (SU42)25-Jan-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Southsea (SZ69)15-May-1998oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)06-May-2000oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)10-May-2001oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)30-Apr-2005oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)03-May-2006oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)15-Apr-2007oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)07-May-2016oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Romsey (SU32)08-May-2016twoBaker, MAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)08-May-2016twoThirlwell, IRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)08-May-2016threeLangmaid, JRAdult
Southampton (SU31)23-Apr-2019-Wynn, RBAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Chilbolton (SU33)08-May-2016oneEvans, GCAdult

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