Cydia cosmophorana: Distribution map

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49.334 BF1267
Cydia cosmophorana

(Treitschke, 1835)


Wingspan 8-14mm.

An uncommon species, frequenting coniferous plantations and woods in various parts of mainland Britain, but particularly in the east and northerly into Scotland.

The adults are quite small, and fly during the day in sunshine during May and June, and sometimes again in August as a small second brood. They resemble C. coniferana and C. conicolana, both of which are found in similar habitat, but tend to show more distinct white markings than those species.

The larva feed on Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), in galls and resinous nodules on the bark.
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