Assara terebrella
Assara terebrella
Adult • © Francis Solly

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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