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1461 Assara terebrella

(Zincken, 1818)

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Using datasets:
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
Tullie House Museum Natural History Collections: Tullie House Museum
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by date.: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Herefordshire Biological Records Centre Species Records: Herefordshire Biological Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Lepidoptera species distribution dataset from 1981 to 2008 for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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62.047 BF1461
Assara terebrella

(Zincken, 1818)

Wingspan 21-24 mm.

Showing conspicuous whitish markings and cross-lines on a reddish-brown ground colour, this moth is not too difficult to identify.

The larvae feed inside the cones of Norway spruce (Picea abies), causing them to become distorted and stunted.

Flying between June and August, the moth can be found in spruce plantations in the south of England, but is rather local.

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