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Pammene ochsenheimeriana
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Scarce Pine Piercer
Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (10-15mm)
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Cydia strobilella
Spruce-seed Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)1254 / 49.335

Rare resident.

Picea abies with larva feeding from August to April, in a cone on the seeds.

Recorded in 11 (8%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-15mm
Flight: May
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
23/04/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
11/05/20161VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
11/05/20161VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
11/05/20081VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
February 1998+VC37 - WorcestershireSO75 -
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